Audiology

Your sense of hearing plays an integral part in how you interact with the world each day. If you’re experiencing diminished hearing, it can be frustrating, embarrassing, and even feel isolating, but it’s a common health issue. Whether you’re just noticing changes to your hearing, or it’s been going on for a while, our team is here to help.

Personalized hearing care and otology services

With help from the specialists at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, you can work toward a personalized solution to address your hearing loss and attain the best level of hearing possible for you. Our specialists have a deep understanding of the hearing and ear conditions that affect patients of all ages. These specialists include: 

Advanced audiology services

At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, you will find comprehensive audiology services to address all your hearing needs. Our audiologists provide services for:

Comprehensive otology/neurotology services

Otologist and neurotologists are trained to use both medical and surgical interventions to treat diseases affecting the:

  • Ears and hearing system
  • Balance (vestibular) system
  • Lateral skull base and temporal bone

The lateral skull base and temporal bone is the bony area surrounding your ear and brain and the space inside your skull between your ear and your brainstem. Diseases affecting this area include vestibular schwannomas, paragangliomas, meningiomas and other more rare tumors.

Hearing starts here

You can find audiology services from Virginia Mason Franciscan Health at a variety of locations in the Seattle-Tacoma area.

  • Virginia Mason Hospital and Seattle Medical Center
    Lindeman Pavilion
    1201 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Appointments: 206-223-8802
  • Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center
    3501 First Way South, Federal Way, WA 98003
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Appointments: 253-874-1750
  • Virginia Mason Issaquah Medical Center
    100 Northeast Gilman Blvd., Issaquah, WA 98027
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Appointments: 425-557-8040

  • Franciscan Ear, Nose & Throat Associates at St. Joseph
    1608 South J Street, Fifth Floor, Tacoma, WA 98405
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Appointments: 253-274-7948

  • Franciscan Ear, Nose & Throat Associates—Gig Harbor
    4700 Pt. Fosdick Drive Northwest, Suite 320, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    Hours: Tuesday, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Appointments: 253-274-7505
  • Franciscan Ear, Nose & Throat Associates at St. Clare
    11311 Bridgeport Way Southwest, Suite 309, Lakewood, WA 98499
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Appointments: 253-985-2900

Find a specialist near you

Get answers to your questions about ear conditions or hearing loss and schedule an appointment with your Virginia Mason Franciscan Health specialist today.