Adult & Pediatric Surgical Expertise
DR. RUFFIN PROVIDES EAR AND GENERAL ENT/OTOLARYNGOLOGY CARE
All Types & Severities of Hearing Loss
Adult and pediatric onset hearing loss
Autoimmune inner ear disease
Hearing aids & assistive technology
Bone anchored & implantable hearing aids
Bone anchored hearing aids
Ear tumors and cancer
Other ear Conditions
Tinnitus & hyperacusis
Facial nerve paralysis
Dizziness & vertigo
Inner ear migraine
Allergy testing and therapy
Nasal breathing difficulties and recurrent/chronic sinusitis
Hoarseness, vocal cord polyps/nodules, & voice disorders
Sleep apnea & snoring
Head and neck tumors & cancer
Salivary (spit producing) gland disorders
Thyroid & parathyroid disease
Medical care should recognize that everyone experiences life differently and has different goals.
Surgery is recommended only when other medical approaches aren’t working.
Provide the best treatment that medical science can provide at the lowest possible cost.
Patients should be fully educated about their medical and surgical options.
About Dr. Ruffin:
Dr. Ruffin is uniquely equipped with the skills and experience necessary to improve the lives of people with hearing loss. He aspired to become a surgeon when universities actively discouraged d/Deaf people from pursuing medical careers. He is passionate about using his journey as a deaf patient, surgeon, auditory neuroscientist, and hearing technology innovator to help others succeed with hearing loss.
He is board certified and recieved surgical training at Indiana University, one of the most rigorous otolaryngology residency programs. He has received research grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and the National Institutes of Health. He has published in multiple journals and his advocacy efforts were recognized by Science. At the American Academy of Achievement, he shared the challenges of hearing loss with heads of state and other luminaries. He has also shared his insights at the Exponential Medicine Conference hosted by Singularity University.
Dr. Ruffin is committed to improving the achievement of d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing people. His teams innovate in three independent spaces:
Minor & James Surgical Specialists in Seattle, Washington
Contact Dr. Ruffin
Medical advice is best given in person. To make an appointment to see Dr. Ruffin at Minor & James Surgical Specialists, please call (206) 838-8345, Option 1. On site parking available. For other inquiries and suggestions for topics to address on social media, please contact him below.