Conditions We Treat

The University of Colorado Health team is comprised of highly qualified and experienced hearing and balance health care professionals. We are the premier providers of audiology specialty health care and hearing and balance medical services in the greater Front Range area. Our team evaluates, diagnoses and treats a variety of audiological conditions, and we work with patients of all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics in a compassionate setting.


About Hearing Loss

How Common is Hearing Loss? Hearing loss is a common condition that affects one out of three people by the age of 65. It’s not just a disease of the elderly, however; it’s becoming increasingly common in younger people who are exposed to excessive noise…

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Dizziness & Balance Disorders

Dizziness is a term that describes many different feelings in the head. It can range from a visual graying-out that heralds an oncoming faint, to seeing the room spin violently. Fainting is usually the result of low blood flow to the head, or lack of…

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Tinnitus

Tinnitus refers to the perception of sound in one or both ears despite the absence of any actual external sound. It is often described as a ringing in the ear, though some people report a hissing, roaring, whooshing, buzzing or whistling noise instead. It is…

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About an Acoustic Neuroma

An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor of the cranial nerve that connects the inner ear and the brain. Though noncancerous and typically slow growing, it can affect both hearing and balance, and may cause hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness. In rare cases, tumors may…

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Skull Base Tumors

The base of the skull is the area behind the eyes and nose that reaches to the back of the head. Tumors forming in this region may be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Their proximity to the spinal cord, nerves and blood vessels in a…

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Ear Diseases

An ear infection occurs when fluid becomes trapped in the middle ear following a viral or bacterial infection. This painful affliction is most common in children, but can affect people of all ages. Ear infections can be either acute (of short duration) or chronic (persisting…

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Facial Nerve Disorders

The facial nerve is responsible for carrying electrical impulses from the brain to the facial muscles, enabling us to laugh, cry, smile and frown. When these signals are interrupted, facial paralysis occurs. This may be either temporary or permanent, and usually affects one side of…

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