Founded in 1968 as one of the first practices to be dedicated solely to Hearing Health Care in the United States. The California Ear Institute has provided more than a half of a million visits for patients with Surgical, Medical, Hearing Aid, Cochlear Implant, Facial Nerve Disorder and Cranial Base Disorder needs. CEI is Northern California’s premier site for treatment of ear related disorders and is highly ranked among the world’s Centers of Excellence specializing in hearing and balance related disorders. The Institute is famous as a site of referral for patients from whom treatment has not turned out as expected – particularly those who require second opinions and/or revision surgical procedures.
Responsible for many of the currently utilized treatments and surgical procedures in Otology and Neurotology, the Institute continues to offer the finest proven and emerging technologies and therapies to address the needs of our patients. Industry leading Physicians, Surgeons, and Audiologists of CEI continue to innovate, evaluate and deliver state of the art modalities as well as to be involved in virtually all FDA sanctioned clinical trials of new devices and procedures for hearing loss and dizziness.
Hearing aid dispensing is possible in California with one of two types of accreditation. Hearing Aid Dealers are only required to have a high school diploma and be licensed by the State of California. Audiologists have completed a college degree with a minimum of two years of training dedicated to hearing testing, hearing aid fitting, and rehabilitation of communication difficulties with hearing devices. Many audiologists have also received further training such as a Doctor of Audiology degree (an “Aud. degree”), usually consisting of an additional two years of postgraduate training. Both Audiology and Doctor of Audiology degrees require accreditation with their own unique specialized examinations and licensure requirements.
At the Hearing Device Center, all providers are either Audiologists or Doctor of Audiology degree recipients. In addition, the Hearing Device Center couples medical evaluation by Physicians and Surgeons who have completed both an ENT Residency and further specialized training. Two year Fellowships in Otology / Neurotology involve focused study on disorders of hearing and balance with a total of 7 years after Medical School is completed. In many conditions (as simple as wax removal by the MD or as complex as investigation for a brain tumor causing hearing loss), medical expertise is necessary to improve, stabilize, or evaluate hearing impairment. We believe team treatment involving both specialists provides the best care available.
In California, a significant percentage of hearing aids are fit in free-standing practices staffed by Hearing Aid Dealers without Audiology or Medical services. Only a very small percentage of practices couple Medical Doctors and Doctors of Audiology in an integrated treatment approach to hearing impairment. Hearing Device Center offers what we believe to be the ultimate facility to purchase your hearing instrument.
The Center for Facial and Airway Reconstructive Surgery (CFARS) was founded by internationally renowned pioneers in sleep apnea surgery; Drs. Nelson Powelland Robert Riley. The CalSleep.com website provides information and education on breathing disorders, including Sleep Apnea Surgery and the surgical treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA). In 2009, the Center for Facial and Airway Reconstructive Surgery joined the CEI Medical Group as the California Sleep Institute (CSI).
Established 24 years ago, CSI still strives for excellence in:
Evaluation and treatment of obstructive breathing disorders, including Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome and snoring
Diagnosis and treatment of facial deformities
Management of sinus disease, as well as other head and neck-related conditions
Sinus Institute at CEI specializes in sinus related treatments. Our team of specialized physicians are available to help you with any sinus related issues.
CalFace offers the best in plastic surgery and cosmetic skin treatments to enhance your beauty.
CalFace is conveniently located in Palo Alto CA off the 101 Fwy at University. Visit our online appointment center to contact us, schedule an appointment, prepare for your visit, or request we contact you to schedule your appointment!
Welcome to the California Craniofacial Institute. Our goal is to offer the best in evaluation, treatment planning and surgery for children and adults suffering from complex craniofacial deformities – deformities of the skull, face and jaws. Whether the issue at hand is a congenital or acquired deformity, we offer coordinated, multidisciplinary care and an excellent level of surgical reconstruction expertise.
At California Craniofacial Institute, we offer craniofacial surgery treatment plans for craniofacial anomalies and disorders.