Hearing and Skull Base Surgery

Hearing and Skull Base Surgery

The Center for Hearing and Skull Base Surgery combines the most advanced surgical techniques with leading-edge technologies to deliver the highest level of care for those who live with hearing loss, ear disease and skull base tumors.

Learn more about the Center for Hearing and Skull Base Surgery in a series of three videos.  In our videos, Dr. Douglas Backous, Medical Director of the Center for Hearing and Skull Base Surgery, talks about how the center combines the most advanced surgical techniques with leading-edge technologies to deliver the highest level of care for those who live with hearing loss, ear disease and skull base tumors.

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Appointments & Referrals

For consultation or to refer a patient, call:

  • Dr. Douglas D. Backous, Neuro-Otology: (206)320-4488
  • Audiology Services: (206) 215-HEAR or (206) 215-4327


Services & Surgical Specialties

  • Comprehensive audiology services
  • Vestibular assessment
  • Hereditary and childhood hearing loss
  • Ear disease
  • Skull base tumors
  • Cochlear implants
  • Auditory brainstem implants
  • Middle ear implants
  • Bone integrating implants
  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Otosclerosis
  • Chronic otitis media
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Inherited ear malformations
  • Neurofibromatosis type-2
  • Hearing loss
  • Deafness

Contact Information

Center for Hearing and Skull Base Surgery
550 17th Avenue
Suite 540 for Neuro-Otology or Suite 520 for Audiology
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-320-4488 or Audiology - 206-215-4327
Fax: 206-320-8149
Map & Directions

Cochlear Implant & Hearing Loss Web Series


Meet Dr. Douglas Backous

Dr. Backous specializes in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery. Read his complete bio.


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Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.

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