Welcome to the Michigan Ear Institute

The Michigan Ear Institute is one of the nations leading surgical groups specializing in hearing, dizziness, inner ear, skull base, and facial nerve disorders in adults and kids.

Our professional staff is comprised of a highly skilled, experienced team of otologists, neurotologists, audiologists who have earned national and international recognition for their outstanding diagnostic, surgical and research achievements.

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality, dignified care for our patients. We are advancing the level of medical research and education devoted to the understanding and treatment of diseases affecting the ear and its related structures.

We encourage professional referrals to the Institute, and welcome the opportunity to participate with our professional colleagues in achieving results and improving the quality of life for our patients.

Allergy Services/Treatments

Audiology & Hearing Aids

Balance Testing & Rehabilitation

Acoustic Neuroma Center of Michigan

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Conferences & Courses

Conferences & Courses



Coronavirus covid-19 update to our patients

We intend to continue to see patients during normal business hours in accordance with CDC guidelines. Michigan Ear Institute’s highest priority is always the safety of our patients and staff. We are closely monitoring this evolving COVID-19 situation and are in regular contact with health agencies for information and guidance. As always, we maintain close relationships with local, state, national, and international public health authorities and will inform you if anything changes.

We implemented preventive measures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as our own health and hygiene protocols.

We ask that patients experiencing symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, flu-like symptoms, or who have been around those experiencing similar symptoms call to reschedule their appointments. Patients are also asked to limit bringing more than one additional person to their appointment.


Michigan Ear Institute’s online medical library has extensive information about treatment of the ear and related structures, as well as several articles written by MEI physicians and Michigan Ear Institute videos.

Patient Resources

We have prepared this information to assist you in your visit to our office. As always we will assist you in any way possible with questions or concerns.

Michigan Ear Institute’s Blog & News


Vertigo – Medical and Surgical Treatment, March 1998 ArticleMEDICAL AND SURGICAL TREATMENT OF VERTIGOMichael J. LaRouere, M.D.Michael D. Seidman, M.D.Jack…

Tympanoplasty (Repairing Ear Drums)

Surgery for ear infections – Tympanoplasty and Mastoidectomy Jack M Kartush, MD There are two parts to our hearing mechanism:…

Meniere’s Disease

Introduction and Symptomatology John J. Zappia, MDMichigan Ear Institute Prosper Meniere was the first to report a group of patients…

BPPV Surgery

Surgery for Benign Positional Vertigo Benign Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a common disorder of the peripheral vestibular system. Typically over…