Chad Ruffin, MD

CI Surgeon and Bilateral Cochlear Implant Recipient

Dr. Chad Ruffin is an ear, nose, and throat doctor in Seattle who specializes in hearing restoration and ear surgery. He is one of the first people born with severe hearing loss to become a surgeon using cochlear implants. He performs cochlear implants and hearing restoration surgery and teaches his patients how to live to the fullest with hearing loss. In addition to treating patients in the clinic, he also researches and develops technology for hearing loss.

How an Ear Surgeon with Hearing Loss Chooses His Own Hearing Tech

How do you choose the right system for you? Many factors will depend on your type and degree of hearing loss as well as other considerations such...

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COVID-19 and Hearing Loss

Deaf and hard of hearing may be at higher risk of getting COVID-19 and becoming seriously sick. First, deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) people may...

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Cochlear Implants

Sometimes hearing aids can’t provide enough help for people with severe-to-profound hearing loss. But depending on the cause of your hearing loss,...

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