Welcome to the Ear Institute of Chicago Website

Board Certified Neurotologists Who Specialize in Hearing Disorders/Cochlear Implants, Facial Nerve,Ear and Lateral Skull Base Surgery

The Ear Institute of Chicago is a medical and surgical practice that devotes itself entirely to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ear, facial nerve and related structures (otology/neurotology and skull base surgery). The Ear Institute of Chicago is actively engaged in research and teaching through its affiliation with the Northwestern University Medical School. This website is designed to educate and inform our patients, physicians and other health care professionals.

The patient information section of our website is designed to help make your visit to our office a pleasurable experience. This section enhances the patient-physician relationship by giving you 24-hour access to patient forms, postoperative instructions, VNG (video nystagmography) instruction sheet and frequently asked questions.

If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to call our office (630-789-3110) during normal business hours: 8-5 pm, CST.

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News / Events

Richard J. Wiet, MD, FACS was awarded the 2011 Professional Excellence Award by the Acoustic Neuroma Association (ANA). Dr. Wiet is one of only three physicians to have received this award from the ANA.

Robert Battista, MD, FACS recently published a paper entitled, "Sound localization in unilateral deafness with the Baha or TransEar", in the January 2013 journal, JAMA Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

Mark Wiet, MD recently published a paper entitled,"Long Term Results Using Three Different Tissue Seals in Stapes Surgery", in the January 2013 journal, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.