Dr. Ruffin works as a surgeon, hearing scientist, tech innovator, and advocate. He is one of the first people born with severe hearing loss to become a surgeon using cochlear implants. Read more about him.
Dr. Ruffin sees patients virtually and in-person at his Seattle ENT Clinic.ENT clinic info
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Dr. Ruffin is committed to providing every patient with outstanding care. Hear what patients of Dr. Ruffin have to say about their experience with him.See all reviews
Dr. Ruffin was the first person in over 10 years to actually take the time to really listen to me. He took the time to figure out what’s actually going on without chalking it up to something simple and sending me on my way.
I really appreciated Chad's honesty with options, having surgery being a last result and most of all explaining everything in layman's terms. I couldn't be happier with my experience and really appreciate him getting to the bottom of my ear issue and making it feel better than it ever has!
Dr. Ruffin was incredibly knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate. He took the time to fully understand the issues and was able to provide immediate relief. Nothing short of a miracle here. Furthermore, the entire team was very kind and professional. One of the best medical experiences I have had!
“I understand what it's like to be vulnerable and overlooked by the medical system. Patients are not just numbers or diseases. They need holistic care. For hearing loss, hearing aids, cochlear implant surgery, or signed language are only the first steps in a challenging and rewarding lifetime journey. It is an enormous privilege to bring nearly two decades of surgical, scientific, and advocacy experience to help you connect and achieve your own dreams.”
Aiding and restoring hearing and providing oral and/or sign language—are only the beginning. Dr. Ruffin and his team are committed to identifying solutions to connect deaf and hard of hearing patients to their world. Get our newsletter for the latest news and events for hearing loss. We will not spam you.