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Diagnostic tests for Hearing loss (program ID: 81255)

University Hospital Duesseldorf

Specialized hospital
Jörg Schipper

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Jörg Schipper

Specialized in: otolaryngology

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators of blood coagulation
  • otorhinolaryngological examination:
    • Dix-Hallpike testing
    • nystagmus  testing
    • speech audiometry 
    • tympanometry 
    • eustachian tube testing
    • testing of blood pressure and buzzing
      for tinnitus examination
    • otoacoustic emission test
    • brainstem audiometry 
    • VEMP (Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential)  testing 
    • video head impulse testing 
    • eye movement testing
    • CT of petrous pyramid (on indication 650 €)
    • contrast-enhanced MR imaging on labyrinth in 3D (on indication 1200 €)
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • consultation of the chief physician and all leading experts
  • development of individual treatment plan
  • written statement
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About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University Hospital Duesseldorf offers the full range of modern diagnostics, conservative, and surgical treatment, prevention of diseases of the ear, vestibular apparatus, nose, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, and larynx, salivary glands, lymphatic system of the head and neck. In addition, the specialization covers head and neck, skull base surgery. The department’s state-of-art operating rooms are equipped with everything necessary for the effective treatment, for example, intraoperative imaging systems, computerized monitoring systems, navigation devices, etc. The department annually treats more than 2,600 patients, while one third of them suffer from oncopathology.

The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Schipper. According to the Focus magazine, the doctor ranks among the top doctors in Germany! He has vast clinical experience and unique qualifications, which allow him to carry out the most complex interventions in any pathologies of the otolaryngological range.

The main focuses of the department include:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of head and neck tumors
    • Squamous cell cancer of the upper respiratory tract
    • Nose, paranasal sinus and skull base tumors
    • Salivary gland tumors
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses
    • Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (hay fever) in adults and children
    • Nasal polyps
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the external, middle, inner ear, and mastoid process
  • Diagnostics and treatment of dizziness
  • Diagnostics and treatment of infections and other diseases of the upper respiratory tract
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the tear ducts
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the oral cavity, salivary glands, larynx, trachea
  • Diagnostics and treatment of swallowing disorders
  • Diagnostics and treatment of allergies
  • Surgical options
    • Middle ear and inner ear surgery in order to  improve hearing
    • Functional endoscopic surgery of the paranasal sinuses
    • Neck interventions (tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, paracentesis)
    • Oncosurgery
    • Laser surgery
    • Laryngeal microsurgery
    • Plastic and reconstructive interventions
    • Skull base surgery
    • Surgical treatment of otolaryngological diseases in children
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Other medical services

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