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Boys Town National Research Hospital’s ear, nose and throat specialists achieve local, national and international recognition for their research, diagnosis and treatment of hearing, balance, speech disorders and language development.

Our board certified otolaryngologists and pediatric ENT specialists treat problems ranging from chronic ear, nose and throat illnesses to complex head and neck disorders calling for specialized surgical care.

Boys Town ENT Services​

  • Ear disorders and ear infections
  • Tonsil diseases and tonsillectomy​
  • Adenoid diseases and adenoidectomy
  • ​Sinusitis & sinus surgery​​​​​​
  • Dizziness/balan​ce disorders
  • Head and neck masses
  • ​Airway disorders in infants
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Nasal obstructions and fractures
  • Hearing loss
  • Facial plastic surgery
  • Pediatric otolaryngology

Hearing Services

Boys Town Hearing and Balance Center ​specializes in the identification and management of hearing loss, clinical hearing services, cochlear implants and more.​

  • Hearing and balance evaluations for infants, children and adults
  • Boys Town Pediatric Hearing Clinic​​
  • ​Hearing aid custom fitting and dispensing
  • Assistive listening devices for televisions and telephones
  • Custom ear molds for cell phones and other devices
  • Bluetooth- and FM system-compatible hearing aids
  • Rehabilitative treatment plans and physical therapy ​programs for balance treatment
  • Support programs and follow-up care

Cochlear Implant Services

The Cochlear ​Implant Center ​serves ​children and adults with severe or profound hearing loss. Our team of otolaryngologists, audiologists and speech-pathologists provide comprehensive and individualized medical, clinical and follow-up care for each patient.

If your child is diagnosed with a hearing loss, or you have an adult loved one who is not benefiting from ​hearing aids, cochlear implants ​may be an ​option.

Why Choose Boys Town ENT?

When visiting one our ENT clinics, you can rest assured knowing you or your child will receive the best care available from our entire team. Boys Town Hospital has one of the largest ENT groups in the area, comprised of nine board-certified otolaryngologists who bring expertise in various areas of ear, nose and throat care. The team also features a rhinologist who specializes in chronic and difficult to treat sinus disease and a neurotologist who cares for patients with hearing loss, ear malformations and chronic dizziness.

Our team also has the largest group of national certified audiologists, who have experience diagnosing and fitting even the smallest of ears with hearing aids, who are here to help you or your loved one through their hearing journey.

Decades of ENT Innovation

At Boys Town Hospital, we understand the hardships ENT complications can have on a family. That is why we have been at the forefront of innovating ENT medicine for the last 40 years, continuously conducting research that has drastically improved the lives of our patients.

Over the decades, Boys Town Hospital has been leading the way in hearing research, impacting the manufacturing and fitting of children's hearing aids. From our foundational work that led to the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, which is now mandated in hospitals before a newborn leaves, to the techniques we created in diagnosing and treating ear infections, our research and treatment has propelled medicine forward across the globe. 



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