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Karen Altschuld AuDKaren Altschuld, Au.D

  • Bachelors: Speech and Hearing Science, The Ohio State University 1992
  • Masters: Audiology, University of Cincinnati 1996
  • Au.D: Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • Memberships: American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; the Ohio Academy of Audiology
  • Location: East Broad Street

Laura Holtsford Anderson MALaura Holtsford Anderson, M.A.

  • Bachelors: The Ohio State University
  • Masters: The Ohio State University
  • Memberships: American Speech and Hearing Association, the American Academy of Audiology and the Ohio Academy of Audiology.
  • Location: Bethel Road

Paula Dendiu Beale MAPaula Dendiu Beale, M. A.

  • Bachelors: Speech and Hearing Science, The Ohio State University
  • Masters: Audiology, Kent State University
  • Memberships: The American Academy of Audiology, the Ohio Academy of Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • Location: Bethel Road

Stephanie Borio AuDStephanie Borio, Au.D.

  • Bachelors: Speech and Hearing Sciences, The Ohio State University
  • Au.D: Northwestern University
  • Location: Bethel Road and East Broad Street


Dana Bruggeman AuDDana Bruggeman, Au.D.

  • Bachelors: Speech and Hearing Sciences, The Ohio State University 1994
  • Masters: Audiology, University of Cincinnati 1997
  • Au.D: University of Florida
  • Location: Dublin


Amber Butcher MAAmber Butcher, M.A.

  • Bachelors: Speech and Hearing, Ohio University 1995
  • Masters: Audiology, The Ohio State University 1999
  • Memberships: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Location: Cooper Road


Carolyn Gigliotti AuDCarolyn Gigliotti, Au.D.

  • Bachelors: Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences, Ohio University
  • Au.D: Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium
  • Fellow: American Academy of Audiology
  • Location: East Broad Street



Judy Lazor AuDJudy Lazor, Au.D, CCC-A, FAAA

  • Bachelors: Speech and Hearing Science, The Ohio State University 1979
  • Masters: Audiology, The Ohio State University 1981
  • Au.D: Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • Memberships: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Fellow: American Academy of Audiology
  • Location: Grove City

Megan Lukosavich AuDMegan R. Lukosavich, Au.D.

  • Bachelors: Speech and Hearing Science, Ohio State University
  • Au.D: Ohio University
  • Memberships: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); Ohio Academy of Audiology; American Academy of Audiology
  • Location: Dublin


Pamela Minard AuDPamela Minard, Au.D.

  • Bachelors: Speech Hearing Science, Kent State University
  • Masters: Audiology, Kent State University
  • Au.D., Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Memberships: American Academy of Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Ohio Academy of Audiology
  • Locations: Delaware 

Paige Parker AuDPaige Parker, Au.D.

  • Bachelors: Communication Sciences and Disorders, The College of Wooster
  • Au.D.: Northwestern University 
  • Memberships: American Academy of Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Locations: Bethel Road


Dana Schneider AuDDana Schneider, Au.D.

  • Bachelors: Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, The University of Akron 2005
  • Au.D: Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium 2009
  • Memberships: The American Academy of Audiology, Ohio Academy of Audiology
  • Location: Bethel Road


Jamie Schwepfinger AuDJamie Schwepfinger, Au.D.

  • B.A. Speech and Hearing Sciences, The Ohio State University
  • Au.D. Doctor of Audiology, University of Cincinnati
  • Memberships: American Academy of Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Location: Cooper Road

 


Leigh Temsey AuDLeigh Temsey, Au.D.

  • Bachelors: Speech and Hearing Science, The Ohio State University
  • Masters: Audiology, University of Akron
  • Au.D., Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • Memberships: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the American Academy of Audiology and the Ohio Academy of Audiology
  • Location: East Broad Street

Kelly Vermeeren AuDKelly Vermeeren, Au.D.

  • Bachelor: Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences, Ohio University
  • Au.D: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  • Fellow: American Academy of Audiology
  • Location: Cooper Road


Claire Ward, Au.D.

  • Bachelors: Communications Sciences and Disorders, Pennsylvania State University
  • Au.D: The Ohio State University
  • Memberships: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Fellow: The American Academy of Audiology
  • Locations: Cooper Road, Bethel Road


Jessica Wolfanger AuD copyJessica Wolfanger, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

  • Bachelors: Hearing, Speech  Language Sciences, Ohio University
  • Au.D: Ohio University
  • Memberships: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Fellow: The American Academy of Audiology
  • Board Certified: The American Board of Audiology
  • Location: Grove City

Over 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus or head noises, which is the perception of sound without an external source being present. About one in five people with tinnitus have bothersome tinnitus, which distresses them and negatively affects their quality of life and/or functional health status. Those individuals with persistent and bothersome tinnitus will often seek medical care. Tinnitus may be an intermittent or continuous sound in one or both ears. Its pitch can go from a low roar to a high squeal or whine or it can have many sounds. Persistent tinnitus is tinnitus that lasts more than six months. Prior to any treatment, it is important to undergo a thorough examination and evaluation by your otolaryngologist (ENT doctor) and audiologist. An essential part of the treatment will be your understanding of tinnitus and its causes.

What Causes Tinnitus?


Tinnitus is commonly defined as hearing a sound in the absence of external sounds. Tinnitus is not a disease in itself but a common symptom, and because it involves the perception of sound or sounds, it is commonly associated with the hearing system. In fact, various parts of the hearing system, including the inner ear, are often responsible for this symptom. At times, it is relatively easy to associate the symptom of tinnitus with specific problems affecting the hearing system; at other times, the connection is less clear. Most tinnitus is primary tinnitus, where no cause can be identified aside from hearing loss. Secondary tinnitus is associated with a specific underlying cause that may be treatable.

Most of the time, the tinnitus is subjective—that is, the tinnitus is heard only by the individual. Rarely, tinnitus is “objective,” meaning that the examiner can actually listen and hear the sounds the patient hears.

Tinnitus may be caused by different parts of the hearing system. The outer ear (pinna and ear canal) may be involved. Excessive ear wax, especially if the wax touches the ear drum, causing pressure and changing how the ear drum vibrates, can result in tinnitus.

Middle ear problems that cause hearing problems can also cause tinnitus. These include common entities such as middle ear infection and uncommon ones such as otosclerosis, which hardens the tiny ear bones or ossicles. Another, rare, cause of tinnitus from the middle ear that does not result in hearing loss is muscle spasms of one of the two tiny muscles in the ear. In this case, the tinnitus can be intermittent and at times, the examiner can also hear the sounds.

Most subjective tinnitus associated with the hearing system originates in the inner ear. Damage and loss of the tiny sensory hair cells in the inner ear (that can be caused by different factors such as noise damage, medications, and age) may be commonly associated with the presence of tinnitus.

One of the preventable causes of tinnitus is excessive noise exposure. In some instances of noise exposure, tinnitus can be noticed even before hearing loss develops, so it should be considered a warning sign and an indication of the need for hearing protection in noisy environments. Medications can also damage inner ear hair cells and cause tinnitus. These include both non-prescription medications such as aspirin and acetaminophen, when taken in high doses, and prescription medication including certain diuretics and antibiotics. As we age, the incidence of tinnitus increases.

Tinnitus may also originate from lesions on or in the vicinity of the hearing portion of the brain. These include a variety of uncommon disorders including vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) and damage from head trauma.

A special category is tinnitus that sounds like one’s heartbeat or pulse, also known as pulsatile tinnitus. Infrequently, pulsatile tinnitus may signal the presence of cardiovascular disease or a vascular tumor in the head and neck or the ear. If experiencing this type of tinnitus, it is advisable to consult a physician as soon as possible for evaluation.

There are a number of non-auditory conditions and lifestyle factors that are associated with tinnitus. Medical conditions such as temporomandibular joint arthralgia (TMJ), depression, anxiety, insomnia, and muscular stress and fatigue may cause tinnitus, or can contribute to worsening of existing tinnitus.

What Testing do I Need?

When you are evaluated for tinnitus, the first thing the doctor will do is obtain a complete history, investigating potential causative factors, and perform a thorough, targeted physical examination. If the tinnitus is unilateral (one-sided) and associated with hearing loss, an audiogram (hearing test) should be obtained early in the evaluation. Your doctor may order radiologic testing (X-rays, CT scans or MRI scans) if deemed necessary.  Your doctor will try to determine how bothersome your tinnitus is, by asking certain questions or having you complete a self-assessment questionnaire.

How is Tinnitus Treated?

Although there is no one ‘cure’ for tinnitus, there are several options available that can help patients with tinnitus. If you are in the ‘new onset’ period of tinnitus (less than 6 months), you can be reassured that, for many, the natural course of tinnitus is to improve over time and most people do not go on to have persistent, bothersome tinnitus.

If the otolaryngologist finds a specific cause for your tinnitus, he or she may be able to offer specific treatment to eliminate the noise. This may include removal of wax or hair from the ear canal, treatment of middle ear fluid, treatment of arthritis in the jaw joint, etc.

Some patients with hearing loss and tinnitus have a modest improvement in coping with the tinnitus using hearing aids with or without built-in ear-level maskers. Sound therapies that involve simple things like background music or noise or specialized ear level maskers may be a reasonable treatment option. The effects of tinnitus on quality of life may be improved by a course of counseling with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which usually involves a series of weekly sessions led by a trained professional.

Tinnitus can be so bothersome that it causes depression or anxiety; additionally, in a patient with depression and/or anxiety, it may be very difficult to tolerate the additional burden of tinnitus. Consultation with a psychiatrist or psychologist with treatment directed to the underlying condition can be beneficial.

Routine prescription of medications including antidepressants, anticonvulsants, anxiolytics, or intratympanic injection of medications, is not recommended for treating tinnitus without an underlying or associated medical problem that may benefit from such treatment.

Dietary supplements for tinnitus treatment are frequently advertised on the internet, television and radio. There is no evidence that any of these supplements, including ginkgo biloba, melatonin, zinc, lipoflavenoids, and vitamin supplements are beneficial for tinnitus.

Acupuncture may or may not be helpful in tinnitus; there are not enough quality studies of this treatment for tinnitus to make a recommendation.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a new modality but it cannot be recommended for tinnitus at this time, as long-term benefits are not proven.

Can Other People Hear the Noise in My Ears?

Not usually. In rare cases of “objective tinnitus,” others may be able to use a special in-the-ear microphone to hear your tinnitus.

Why is My Tinnitus So Loud at Night?

Tinnitus is a sound that is ‘masked’ by external sounds such as office or traffic noise, TV or radio, etc. It is also not perceived when the brain is busy elsewhere – such as at work. At night, when external sounds are minimal and the brain is not focused on something else, tinnitus often sounds much louder and becomes more bothersome. In general, use of a sound generator at night is very helpful in decreasing the disturbance of tinnitus. If tinnitus is interfering with sleep, you should inform your doctor.

Tips to Lessen the Impact of Tinnitus:

  • Avoid exposure to loud sounds and noises
  • Get your blood pressure checked – if it is high, get your doctor’s help to control it
  • Exercise daily to improve your circulation
  • Get adequate rest and avoid fatigue
  • Use physical (sound machine) and mental techniques to push the perception of tinnitus to the background; the more you think about the tinnitus, the louder it will seem – if you cannot do this on your own, seek help as outlined above

You may have hearing loss, and not even be aware of it. People of all ages experience gradual hearing loss, often due to the natural aging process or long exposure to loud noise. Other causes of hearing loss include viruses or bacteria, heart conditions or stroke, head injuries, tumors, and certain medications. Treatment for hearing loss will depend on your diagnosis.

How Does The Hearing Sense Work?

Hearing is a complex and intricate process. The ear is made up of three sections: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. These parts work together so you can hear and process sounds. The outer ear, or pinna (the part you can see), picks up sound waves and directs them into the outer ear canal.

These sound waves travel down the ear canal and hit the eardrum, which causes the eardrum to vibrate. When the eardrum vibrates, it moves three tiny bones in your middle ear.  The middle ear is a small air-filled space between the eardrum and the inner ear. These bones form a chain and are called the hammer (or malleus), anvil (or incus), and stirrup (or stapes). The movement of these bones transmits and amplifies the sound waves toward the inner ear.

The third bone in the chain, the stapes, interfaces with fluid which fills the hearing portion of the inner ear -- the cochlea. The cochlea is lined with cells that have thousands of tiny hairs on their surfaces. As the fluid wave travels through the cochlea, it causes the tiny hairs to move. The hairs change the mechanical wave into nerve signals. The nerve signals are then transmitted to your brain, which interprets the sound.

What Can I Do To Improve My Hearing?

  • Eliminate or lower unnecessary noises around you
  • Let friends and family know about your hearing loss and ask them to speak slowly and more clearly
  • Ask people to face you when they are speaking to you, so you can watch their faces and see their expressions
  • Utilize sound amplifying devices on phones
  • Use personal listening systems to reduce background noise

Tips To Maintain Hearing Health

  • If you work in noisy places or commute to work in noisy traffic or construction, choose quiet leisure activities instead of noisy ones
  • Develop the habit of wearing earplugs when you know you will be exposed to noise for a long time
  • Earplugs can reduce the volume of sound reaching the ear to a safer level
  • Try not to use several noisy machines at the same time
  • Try to keep television sets, stereos and headsets low in volume

Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss — also called sudden hearing loss or sudden deafness — is far more serious than an ear plugged with wax, and immediate treatment is crucial.

Patients should be seen within 48 hours or may be much more likely to have permanent hearing loss.

Unlike the slow buildup of earwax, sudden hearing loss occurs very rapidly — over a period of a few hours or, at the most, a few days. It usually strikes adults between 30 and 60 years old (though it can happen to anyone), and most people with the condition experience loss in only one ear.

There are dozens of possible causes and a detailed examination is required to discover what’s behind the sudden loss of hearing.

Excessive earwax, or cerumen, is not a glamorous topic, but is one of the most common reasons for a trip to the ear, nose and throat doctor. Wax impacted in the ear canal most commonly leads to ear blockage and hearing loss, but can also cause pain, and sometimes contribute to infection and dizziness. Removing the wax impaction generally leads to rapid relief of these symptoms.

What is earwax and why do we have it?

Specialized glands in the skin of the outer half of the ear canal secrete wax into the ear canal. The wax serves a number of functions. Among these are lubrication of the skin of the canal, assisting in cleaning foreign debris from the ear canal, and protection against invasion of the skin by bacteria and fungi. The skin of the ear canal migrates slowly outward, dragging wax and any adherent particles toward the ear opening. When this mechanism is functioning as intended, the ear canal should be “self-cleaning.”

How does a wax impaction develop?

Wax becomes impacted in the ear for a variety of reasons. Probably the most common cause is the habit of using Q-tips to try to clean the ears. This is an extremely common routine for many people, but has the tendency to create the opposite and unintended effect of actually pushing earwax deeper into the ear canal, where it builds up and becomes impacted.  Wax buildup also occurs more commonly when hearing aids or earplugs are used, since these also may interfere with wax migrating out of the ear canal. Sometimes, the consistency of a particular individual’s wax, or the condition of the ear canal skin may promote wax buildup.

How do you “clean” the ears?

Most individuals are best off leaving the ears alone, rather than taking routine steps to “clean” the ears. Since the ears are designed to be “self-cleaning” avoiding Q-tips and other similar objects, goes a long way toward avoiding the tendency of these objects to tamp down the wax against the eardrum. If you feel you must do something to remove wax from the ears, the over-the-counter kits designed to soften wax so that it can later be rinsed from the ear canal are occasionally effective. Alternatively, you can dribble hydrogen peroxide into the ear canal to try to achieve the same effect. The most expeditious way to deal with excessive or impacted earwax is to see your ear, nose and throat doctor to have it removed under direct vision using the ear microscope.

Tips on treating earwax:

  • Do not use Q-tips
  • Over-the-counter wax removal drops can be tried, but are frequently ineffective.
  • See your ear, nose and throat doctor for removal of impacted earwax.

Patient Testimonials

I highly recommend Dr. Loochtan with Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians. I have been seeing him for over a year now and appreciate the excellent care I have received. Dr. Loochtan is warm, friendly and considerate. The office is very professional and efficient. If you need an ENT doctor, schedule an appointment with Dr. Loochtan! - PJ

Dr. Friedman is very personable and thorough with his exams! Everyone at Ohio ENT & Allergy has always been very pleasant in my experience. They are timely and you’re in and out quickly.- Karen

The best allergist you can find I recommend everyone visit Dr. Bagenstose he is the best.- Alberta

I would recommend the doctors at Ohio ENT and Allergy. They listen to you talk to you about your health issues. very nice people that work there. very pleased with them.- Nancy

I love Dr. Bagenstose and his team! I have multiple food and environmental allergies. Dr. Bagenstose has a great bedside manner. He also always has a plan and writes out everything I need to do as a patient. His team is also very hospitable. I wouldn't trust my care to anyone else.- Marc

Thoughtful, professional care.- Angela

Dr. Bockenstedt is amazing with children! - Teryn

The staff here are always kind and courteous. I have always had nothing but a great experience here from the time I've walked in the door, until the time I've left. I've seen both Dr.'s Fleming and Kramer. Would highly recommend them both! - Chelsea

He has been my doctor over 10 years service has always been good the product has always been good he also services my daughter we're very pleased very pleased we thank you.- Nick

Dr. Friedman has been caring, and I emphasize “caring,” for my son since 2007. My son is severely allergic to numerous foods and environmental agents. Not only is he very knowledgeable in his field but he is very good with children. Every appointment with Dr. Friedman over all these years have been fun for both my son, my husband and myself—well except for the very itchy skin tests that my son has to endure—but Dr. Friedman along with his nurses and staff do their very best to make him comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Friedman to anyone with a child with food allergies, in fact I have directed many parents over the years to Dr. Friedman and all those families have been so thankful. I hope that Dr. Friedman continues to practice for many more years.- Karin

Excellent care and attention! Dr. Tompkins is fantastic with both visits and surgery. Highly recommend!! - Allison

Dr. Tompkins was very professional and thorough. He was patient in answering all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable. Would definitely come back.- Alla

Dr. Hirsch is awesome! My husband and my kids are now 19 and 15, and Dr. Hirsch put ear tubes in their ears when they were both babies. When our daughter was 4, he removed her tonsils and adenoids. He secured our trust easily with his kindness and knowledge. Very recently, he helped us fix a very unusual and scary issue as a result of a head injury my son sustained. My husband and I are very thankful that Dr. Hirsch was able to give us peace of mind and take care of our son. We also liked that he spoke to our son (15) with a good rapport and included him in his treatment plan. As a result, our son also has confidence in and respect for Dr. Hirsch. In addition to all of this, every time we visit his office, we know that we will not wait. Often, if we show up a little early, we are out before our scheduled appointment time. As a busy family, we appreciate the consideration of our time. And, by the way, Dr. Hirsch's photography displayed in the office is amazing! - Amy K. 

Dr. Hirsch was always on time for each of my appointments. He even greeted me and called me back for one of my appointment. I never felt rushed and Dr. Hirsch always explained everything he was going to do ahead of time and explained WHY he was going to do it. He never did any procedure without making sure I was comfortable with it first. My surgery was a success in large part because of the time he took to give me the hows and whys of everything. I always left feeling like I had gained a useful education that I could use in the future. Good doctors are a dime a dozen. Great doctors are so hard to find and I count Dr. Steven M. Hirsch as one of those great doctors. - Lorie M. 

AMAZING group of doctors, fabulous staff and nice atmosphere to be in. I would recommend this group to any family member or friend! - Emily H.

My family and I have been patients of Ohio ENT and Allergy Physicians for at least 20 years. Infact, they now serve the third generation of our growing family! We have always been treated with the utmost courtesy and professionalism by their entire staff. The physicians have always had a gentle way with patients as well as solutions that work. We would never go anywhere else!  - Jennie V.

My 7 Y.O. Son was seen and treated for some pretty involved sinus issues. From our initial consultation, outpatient surgery, and all follow up visits we have been treated wonderfully and on time. The treatment rendered has been a real game changer for my son and we are so thankful for the care we have received. Outstanding team effort across the board. Thank you!!!!! - Michael F. 

I am seeing Dr. Alfred Fleming for issues with my left ear. He is very thorough, attentive and compassionate in his care. I needed surgery to restore my hearing and he saw me in his office one day and scheduled me the very next day for the procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Fleming at Ohio ENT! – Andra T.

Saw Dr. Gupta for my throat. He took care of my throat problem. He is a great doctor, and I would recommend him to any of my family. I had great experience at the clime road office. The staff is friendly and very professional. Highly recommend Dr. Gupta.- Kenneth

I had been having severe sinus issues for over a year. I went to see Dr. Lowery. He diagnosed my issues, and solved my problems within a month! I would highly recommend, and currently refer my family and friends, to Dr. Lowery! - Jean

This was the first time I met with Dr. O'Brien, and I could not have been more pleased. The check-in was fast, and the wait time within reason. His nurse Jill was caring, efficient, and very friendly. Dr.O'Brien clearly explained what procedures he was going to do and what I could expect to experience. The scope of my nostrils was the first I have ever had, and all went well. He listened to what I was saying, and I never felt rushed during our appointment. I would recommend him highly. - Susan

I had my first consultation with Dr. Powell...I loved him right away .. very nice and took the time to explain what options I had for my situation and let me decide...WiII be having surgery with him soon. – Delilah C.

Dr. Goebel is an excellent caring doctor that will sit down and listen to everything your going though and ask you multiple times if you have any questions. she was very reassuring when explaining what the allergy examination was going to be like and the plan for afterwards. We need more doctors like Dr. Goebel. - Dillon H. 

It has been 14 years since I had my thyroidectomy at Riverside with Dr. Michael Martyn. He had the best bedside manner. He took extra time to answer all my questions. My scar is not noticeable. During my first surgery he removed my left thyroid that had a large goiter. He was conservative due to my age being 25 at the time. Only to find out my pathological results came back that I had thyroid cancer. He called me to inform me of the results and took me back to surgery.He removed my thyroid lobe on the right side and some lymphnodes that came back clear. I was very lucky that my Endocrinologist Dr. Angela Bucci referred me to him. Since the surgery I became a RN myself and I work in surgery in my hometown. It truly is amazing I was able to get a second chance at life and have a family. I own this man a huge thank you! - Jamie L.

Dr. Jeffrey Hall is a highly skilled surgeon, and I would highly recommend him for any ENT/Plastics surgical intervention. - TLR

Absolutely the best ENT in Columbus! He is both knowledgeable and professional. Dr. Martyn put tubes in for my child just before his second birthday and he has been ear infection free since that surgery. In addition, I've seen him for ongoing ear pain and he was quick to understand the issue and come up with a solution. Making appointments is a breeze and I've never waited longer than 10 minutes to see him. His nurse is very friendly as well and the location provides easy parking and a clean atmosphere. Can't say enough great things about Dr. Martyn and Ohio ENT. - Beth M. 

Just saw Dr. Hauswirth for my 18 month old daughter. What a wonderful and patient doctor he is. He spent lots of time with us and answered all of our questions. And FYI I'm a doctor myself and very picky. - Doc

Dr. Martyn is an awesome doctor that did my thyroid cancer surgery when I was 26 years old. I'm 39 now and you can't see the scar at all. I'm so grateful for him and he also just did another surgery on my lymph node and you can barely see That scar. I have never had any issues with this office and I have been going here for 13 years and I will continue to. - Shannon W.

We’ve used Dr. Friedman for years. My daughter and my husband were originally patients of his until their allergies were under control by their shots. Now I’m going due a new allergy. I love the on-line registration for appointments. It speeds up registering and it shortens my wait time. When I get into the back area, the staff is friendly, patient, and professional. In an emergency situation, all staff were onboard, quick to administer appropriate care, and calm. I’ve referred his office multiple times in the past and will continue in the future. - Gail G.

Dr. Fleming and his staff are great! My daughter has been his patient for years and had several surgeries. I wouldn’t trust anyone more than Dr. Fleming! I highly recommend him and Ohio ENT! - Tara B. 

Dr. Lowery was very kind and thorough. He had another doctor come in and verify his findings. I’m impressed with these doctors. It was worth waiting a little while longer for peace of mind - Debby Z. 

When I needed an ENT specialist I searched in the Columbus area as I am from Mansfield. I chose Dr. Alfred Fleming from the list expecting to find an experienced doctor with many years under his belt. To my surprise I was met with a young doctor who far exceeded my expectations and I couldn’t be happier with my choice. I wouldn’t go to anyone else. He listens, asks questions and takes his time with me. I have never had any problem with any of the staff either! - Malia S.

I am seeing Dr. Alfred Flemming for issues with my left ear. He is very thorough, attentive and compassionate in his care. I needed surgery to restore my hearing and he saw me in his office one day and scheduled me the very next day for the procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Flemming at Ohio ENT! - Andra T.

Dr. Shaw is an excellent Doctor and surgeon. Highly recommended him to anyone. - Ed B.

My family has seen doctors at this facility for almost 10 years. My youngest son has had 3 procedures (tubes/tonsils) by Dr. Jeffrey Hall; I've seen Dr. Hall for my own sinus/allergy issues as well. I have have a full panel screening done for allergies as well. This past month I had a full thyroidectomy due to large nodules on the thyroid. I was referred to Dr. Alfred Fleming and could not have been more pleased. I never felt rushed, asked all questions, everything was thorough and resources provided. His medical staff was incredibly helpful. I had some reactions due to low calcium a few days later over the Easter holiday weekend and called the on-call doctor. Dr. Willett was wonderful. He was truly interested in how I was doing we made plans to speak each morning and evening of the weekend to make sure I was improving. The surgical center staff, next door and used by Ohio ENT, are fabulous. They are so caring and helpful. I send anyone with kids ENT issues or adults I know to this ENT office. You cannot go wrong. Highly recommend all. - Julie D. 

Had a fantastic experience here! Professional, on-time, and staff who cared. Doctor had latest technology and worked with ease. Would highly recommend! - Patrick R.

I love Dr. David Powell!! I've been seeing him for over 3 years now!! I have nothing but positive things to say about him!! I use to get sick so often and went through so many doctors that could help me or had no clue on what was going on. Dr. Powell instead, from the first vist was so helpful, knew exactly what was going on and since than my quality of life is so much better. They answer the phone and are available every single time I need them for anything! Staff is really friendly and helpful as well!! I really recommend this doctor for anyone that need a great professional. - Aby S.

Dr. Shah is the most patient, and kind doctor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He did my sinus surgery several years back, and I have been seeing him fairly regularly since. He is amazing!! - Kary P.

Very good with our youngest since she was 2 and now 7! I highly recommend Dr. Shah. He’s very kind and patient and very thorough. - Bob C.

I met with Dr. Tobin after years of battling sinusitis to no avail. He was very through and took the matter seriously. He helped me weigh options after ordering diagnostic tests to better understand the source of those problems. He never pushed or tried to sway me in one way or another. Eventually, I decided to go the surgery route and was very impressed with his timeliness and extensive care to ensure quick healing. I highly recommend. - Mary S. 

Dr. Bockenstedt was very friendly and genuinely interested in what was going on. Answered all our questions and basically gave us all scenarios as we hoped! Would definitely recommend to anyone! - Mike C.

Staff was incredibly helpful and nice. Office was very clean and there was free coffee In the waiting room. Dr. Katz was very nice, intelligent, and more helpful than the other two ophthalmologists I have seen for my condition. I highly recommend this office! - Abbey G.

Dr. Basaran has all the qualities of a great physician! He takes his time, listens to the patient, doesn't rush and puts his patient's well being at the top of his priority. He listened to my symptoms and it ended up being mild asthma. I now feel so much better. He stayed late on a Friday afternoon to examine my extreme reaction after receiving my first allergy injection, and I never felt rushed by either him or his staff that day. You'll be in very capable and caring hands with this doc - Devi

By far one of the nicest and most competent Doctor I have ever met. I can't think of anything negative to say. [Dr. Spiess] was on time, extremely friendly, professional and a genuinely nice person. You will not find anybody better - Mark A.

Very skilled ENT. I had fluid in my middle ear after the flu. After I failed to respond to meds, doctor placed a tube in my ear to drain the fluid. It wasn’t fun, but he explained everything he was doing and made it as comfortable as possibles. - Roy W.

Dr. [Eickholt] has helped with my sleep apnea. He is very bright, caring and professional. - Anonymous

Dr. Ryoo saw my son in July of 2017. After going to several doctors and a lot of expensvie tests with no answers, Dr. Ryoo knew exactly what the problem was and he was scheduled for surgery with two weeks. Dr. Ryoo made my son and myself feel very comfortable and her bedside manner was excellent. I would Highly recommend her! - Mack

Great experience with Dr. Burkhart and his staff. Never having any type of surgery before he explained everything in detail. It was very easy to understand. Such a huge difference in how I can breathe now! - Mike S.

I have had great experiences through Dr. Spiess and his office, (despite the debriding post surgery. Ouch!). He is always on time and is very kind. My sinus surgery helped alleviate headaches and long term misery. His staff is always friendly and efficient.- Mindy M.

I've gone through Several sinus surgeries and procedures with Doctor Tobin. I trust him with my life, and he's a truly wonderful Doctor, and friend! If you need to see him for any reason he will help you, or find someone who can. Awesome. Thanks for everything Doctor Tobin. - Heather

I saw Dr. Tobin for a mucocele on a salivary gland. He was professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. I will be seeing him again for a problem with my ears. I would not hesitate to make an appointment here and recommend Dr. Tobin highly. - G C R. 

The office staff as well as the nurses were so kind and efficient. Dr. Goebel was very knowledgeable and very good at explaining my allergy test and the outcome. Excellent care. - Anonymous

Dr. Loochtan is professional, knowledgeable and caring. I am grateful that Dr. Loochtan saw me on a Friday late afternoon and after examining me knew how to treat me. His care did not stop there, but continued on with me at the hospital on Saturday and Sunday. My family and I appreciate Dr. Loochtan and will forever be grateful. Thank you. - Karen H.

Dr. Basaran and the staff were very friendly and professional. We were very pleased by the level of care our one year old son was given during his allergy testing. Excellent job! - Jason M.  

Dr. Burkhart is incredibly friendly and patient. He answered all of my questions thoroughly and in a way I could easily understand. He always immediately knew the best course of action for my sinus problems and following surgery he was very responsive to all of my concerns. Recovery has been quick for me thanks to his quality work. Highly recommended! - Evan C. 

Dr. Dzodzomenyo patient and understanding while explaining my sleep apnea, including test results and Medicare requirements for apena including AHI vs RERA indices. He and his staff worked with me, Medicare and my supplemental insurance to get the needed tests, diagnoses and documentation to accommodate my apnea needs. Sleep studies were done both locally and in-home to qualify me. I appreciate Dr. Dzodzomenyo and his staff's patience and diligence through this re-certification effort. - Doug

Dr. Lowery and his Staff are True Professionals in every sense. From the moment you enter Ohio ENT until you leave you are treated with First Rate Care by everyone you encounter during your visit. They are the Best!!! - James T.

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