Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery
Loren J Bartels MD FACS and Christopher J Danner MD FACS diagnose and treat ear, hearing, balance, facial nerve, and skull base medical problems. Both doctors are listed as Best Doctors of America®. Our services in these areas are comprehensive. We strive to provide excellent hearing and balance services to meet our patient's physical, emotional, and life-style needs. We look forward to providing you with top quality care.
The Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center and its professional medical staff are committed to providing our patients and referring physicians the highest quality diagnosis and management of ear related problems. Everyone in this office has been trained to be a professional team member. We take pride in our capability to serve you. We look forward to a mutually satisfactory relationship.
Dr. Bartels is the Director of the Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center. He has been recognized in "Best Doctors in America" and he has been elected as a member of several prestigious senior professional societies, including the American Otologic Society, the Triologic Society, the American Neurotology Society and others.
Dr. Danner has been recognized in "Best Doctors in America" and is a member of The Prosper Ménière Society, The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, The Arkansas State Medical Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, American Medical Association and others.
Audiologists have special training in the prevention, identification, assessment, and non-medical treatment of hearing disorders. They perform hearing and balance tests, counsel in hearing preservation, refer patients for medical treatment, and provide hearing rehabilitative services.
Otology Technicians are health care assistants who gather health information and assesses vestibular (balance) function. The technician may perform certain diagnostic functional tests and may provide treatments like the canalith repositioning procedure (the Epley maneuver) for the treatment of vertigo caused by loose crystals of the inner ear. The technician may train patients in balance exercises.