Medical Specialties

At the Center for Neurosciences, we work together across specialties to provide the best, most comprehensive approach to treatment.

Ear & Hearing


To end human suffering from diseases of the ear and lateral skull base.


To provide personalized, compassionate, and state-of-the-art care that generates outstanding clinical outcomes and high patient satisfaction.

With the most experienced otologist/neurotologist in Southern Arizona, two full-time audiologists, a nurse practitioner, personalized clinical coordination, comprehensive hearing and vestibular (balance) testing, state-of-the-art implantable hearing devices program, and complete infrastructure for clinical research, Ear & Hearing at the Center for Neurosciences provides unmatched care in Southern Arizona for all disorders of the ear and lateral skull base.

As the medical and surgical foundation for Ear & Hearing at the Center for Neurosciences, the Otology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery program offers complete diagnostic care, treatment, and rehabilitation of complex ear diseases. Headed by Dr. Abraham Jacob, fellowship-trained and board-certified in Otology/Neurotology, specific expertise is now available for treatment of skull base tumors (vestibular schwannomas/acoustic neuromas as well as posterior cranial fossa meningiomas), facial nerve disorders, primary/revision middle ear and mastoid surgery as well as implantable hearing technologies (cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids, and implantable hearing aids). For more information about Ear & Hearing, visit Conditions We Treat.

Audiology, in close partnership with Otology/Neurotology, offers complete hearing health solutions within Ear & Hearing at the Center for Neurosciences. Stephanie Bourn, AuD, CCC-A, a highly qualified audiologist with specific expertise in adult and pediatric audiology, adult and pediatric cochlear implants, and adult and pediatric hearing aid management, leads the audiology program. Mary Rose Goldstein, AuD is also an expert in her field providing hearing and vestibular evaluations.

Our audiologists strive to provide you with accurate information regarding your hearing status, promote understanding of your hearing and communication needs, increase your knowledge of evidence-based management and/or treatment options and introduce you to the hearing health tools and resources that can maximize your quality of life.