Ask Dr. Ruffin Anything About Hearing Loss & Cochlear Implants Recurring Zoom

May 25, 2023 5:00 PM


6:00 pm

recurring Thursdays

Ask Dr. Ruffin Anything

Dr. Chad Ruffin

ENT Doc and CI Surgeon

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Ask Dr. Ruffin Anything About Hearing Loss & Cochlear Implants Recurring Zoom


Aiding and restoring hearing and/or providing sign language are only the first steps to improving lives. Hearing loss affects communication as well as mental and physical health. We are committed to helping people better understand their hearing loss so that they can achieve their dreams.

Anything from the science and treatment of hearing loss:

  • What are cochlear implants? When should I get a cochlear implant evaluation?
  • I want to be successful in a professional career. How can I navigate my hearing loss to be achieve my goals?
  • How Dr. Ruffin manages his own hearing loss on the day to day?

This an educational event. We provide general information only. We do not offer specific medical advice for your situation. Therefore, we do not take a medical history or review any of your hearing tests or scans.


Dr. Ruffin is a cochlear implant surgeon and hearing loss scientist. He is the first person born deaf to become a surgeon with cochlear implants. His scientific knowledge includes how the ear encodes sound and how the brain is changed by hearing loss. He has created a speech processing strategy for cochlear implants and other hearing tech.


Meeting platform is via Zoom with speech to text autocaptions. This is an informal online gathering. Participants are welcome to raise their hand at any time to request repeats or chat in the chat box.

From the desk of Dr. Ruffin

Are Hearing Aids Best for Severe Hearing Loss?

February 22, 2023

For severe hearing loss, hearing aids aren't the best option. For many, a cochlear implant has a greater chance of improving hearing. Read on to hear the perspective of a cochlear implant surgeon who also has cochlear implants.

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Patient Reviews of Chad Ruffin, MD

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.

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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.

Liz H.

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!

Mathew M.

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!

Brian F.