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About California Ear Institute

CEI (California Ear Institute) History

Founded in 1968 as one of the first practices to be dedicated solely to Hearing Health Care in the United States, the California Ear Institute has provided more than a half of a million visits for patients with Surgical, Medical, Hearing Aid, Cochlear Implant, Facial Nerve Disorder and Cranial Base Disorder needs. CEI is Northern California’s premier site for treatment of ear related disorders and is highly ranked among the world’s Centers of Excellence specializing in hearing and balance related disorders. The Institute is famous as a site of referral for patients from whom treatment has not turned out as expected – particularly those who require second opinions and/or revision surgical procedures.

Responsible for many of the currently utilized treatments and surgical procedures in Otology and Neurotology, the Institute continues to offer the finest proven and emerging technologies and therapies to address the needs of our patients. Industry leading Physicians, Surgeons, and Audiologists of CEI continue to innovate, evaluate and deliver state of the art modalities as well as to be involved in virtually all FDA sanctioned clinical trials of new devices and procedures for hearing loss and dizziness. Co-located with CEI is the symbiotic Let Them Hear Foundation. We invite you to visit the Foundation web-site accessible using the icon above.

The California Ear Institute is known for and will continue to offer the finest surgeons and surgical services in the world. Patients who choose CEI experience the benefit of a cutting edge research center in a private practice setting avoiding the risks found in organizations responsible for training surgeons early in their careers. It is our goal at CEI to provide the ultimate care, service and capability available for those who put their trust in us.

Our Mission

The mission of is to provide up to date information on all treatment options related to the medical conditions microtia and atresia and the capabilities of the California Ear Institute in providing those services.

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