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"My husband has had several surgeries starting with removal and treatment for temporal bone cancer by Dr Bojrab. He now wears a Baha snapped to his head and hears thru the bone, a real miracle. The audiologist, Mike R. Has been very helpful both with the Baha and a large hearing aid for his other ear. I recommend Michigan Ear Institute very highly."

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"When I first heard that surgery was needed, I (as many people usually are) was terrified. All the “what ifs” came flooding in and I was overwhelmed and apprehensive. But, from my first conversation with Dr. Babu, I felt at ease. His confidence, poise, and knowledge led me to have trust in him knowing he always thought of my interests and a successful outcome. Dr. Babu fully informed me of all the details of my procedure ahead of time. During the surgery my wife and daughters received updates. After the procedure, I woke up to my family and the excellent team of Dr. Babu, Dr. Jacobs, and Dr. Walker explaining in intricate details of everything that took place during the surgery and the expectations for recovery. My recovery was phenomenal! It did not take long for me to be up on my feet and feeling great. I know my remarkable success and speedy recovery was due my strong will and the team of marvelous doctors!"
G.S.

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Five Star Ear Doctors Michigan

 

"I had my surgery march 1 2019. was real impressed with small cut behind ear to put implant in. turned on my processor nucleus 7 on april 6,. had some mapping done and was real impressed with my hearing, heard my dogs, nails on floor, pocket change in hand, never heard these things before. Going to have my other ear done in January. many thanks to Dr. Babu's skill as a surgeon. and audiologist, anna wickline skill at mapping. Our forever gratitude."
S.K.H

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"Dr. Babu performed a stapedectomy on my left ear in early March 2016. While performing the surgery, he encountered an anatomical complication that would have prevented a lesser-skilled surgeon from proceeding.
Dr. Babu, however, persevered and completed the procedure successfully. Although it sounds like an overstatement, Dr. Babu gave me back my life. At the age of 49, my hearing loss was leading me into a world of social isolation and loneliness, as well as creating “friction” between me and my husband. Even though I still am somewhat hearing impaired, I’m no longer pulling out of conversations because it’s too hard for me or too frustrating for others. I can walk safely again because I can hear cars coming. I don’t need the tv volume set to rock concert levels. As soon as my right ear declines enough, I will be back at the MEI to see Dr. Babu so he can perform another “mini-miracle.” Gratefully, LMM
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Five Star Ear Doctors Michigan

 

"My son has been treated at Michigan Ear Institute for a little more than two years now. He has had truly amazing care. We drive four hours round trip for his appointments and we would never consider going anywhere else. Dr. Chan's expertise has restored my sons hearing and we cannot thank her enough. Michigan Ear Institute has a remarkable team. Thank you all! "


When Stefan was a teen, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and told surgery wasn't necessary. Years later, he experienced facial numbness and loss of vision.…

Stefan and Skull Base Surgery from MHSI on Vimeo.


A renown concert pianist's career could have come to an end due to a diagnosis of acoustic neuroma. Kevin put his trust in partners Dr. Jeffrey Jacob and Dr.…

Kevin Faced A Life Changing Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuroma from MHSI on Vimeo.


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Five Star Ear Doctors Michigan

 

"I was diagnosed with Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence, which is rare, in in August 2018 and referred to MIchigan Ear Institute. It was a three hour drive for my appointments and surgery but it was well worth it. Going into surgery I had many symptoms that made my day hard to go through. I had dizzyness, I could hear my eyes move and my heartbeat, my neck move and even my stomach noises. It made it even hard to sleep at night. I was also not able to workout anymore because the harder my heart would beat I would not be able to focus on my surroundings because my vision would bounc all over the place and I would become dizzy and nauseous. I scheduled a surgery date with Dr. Sargent and Dr. Bojrab and was very nervous about the outcomes knowing that I could have hearing loss or that my symptoms may not improve or even become worse. I almost decided on trying to handel the symptoms and just live with it. I decided to go on with surgery February 2019 and it was the best decision I've ever made. I now feel like I got my life back and I'm able to workout again. The surgery was a success! The staff and Doctors were great and the wait time in the offices were not long at all I was very impressed. I will not hesitate at all to go back to Michigan Ear Institute in the future."

NJH


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Five Star Ear Doctors Michigan

 

"Acoustic Neuroma Surgery: I was Diagnosed in early June with an Acoustic Neuroma and Surgery was the best option for my size tumor. Dr Babu was amazing from the beginning making sure I understood the risks and benefits of the surgery. As this was my first major surgery in my life I was very nervous. Dr Babu and his staff made sure I had all the information I needed and the connections leading up to my procedure. I had the surgery November 29, 2018. The Surgery was a complete success and I have had very little complications after the procedure. The major adjustments I have had to work with since include Deafness (ofcourse), A dry eye on the surgical side (only lasted 2 months and it is almost 100% now) and the ringing is still there. With all that being said I wouldnt change the decision I made to have the surgery. Dr Babu was amazing thru the surgery and has remained amazing since. He has a way of making you feel very comfortable. If anyone is having doubts about the surgery DONT. You are in the best Hands with the Michigan Ear Institute, Dr Babu and his team... I would be glad and willing to talk to anyone about my experience and help anyone feel comfortable with this amazing team of people."

BT


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Five Star Ear Doctors Michigan

 

"I am a patient of Dr. Babu.  I suffered with Meniere's disease for at least two years.  I had 17 drop attacks over one summer, each requiring trips to the ER.  I saw him and he gave me an injection into my ear (which sounds awful, but isn't) and scheduled surgery.  I was most anxious to have it.  I had an endolymphatic sac decompression.  I have not had one attack since.  I do have some slight (and I mean slight) dizziness occasionally, but Dr. Babu radically changed my life.  I was afraid to drive, go to work or even do grocery shopping, because I never had any warning until I was on the floor. Meniere's is a problem that can quickly turn into a psychological issue because of the severity and the lack of subjective causes.  I would recommend Dr. Babu to ANYONE.  He is kind, compassionate and literally saved my life from craziness."

SS


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Five Star Ear Doctors Michigan

 

"Dr. Babu has given me more than he could ever know. I am 25 years old and as long as I can remember I haven't had normal hearing. I have lived with hearing loss for my entire life and had just accepted it as part of life. I never imagined I would be able to hear more than I was used too. I had surgery on 1/31/2019, so I am only 2 weeks post op and I am already experiencing increased hearing. My follow up appointment was today, and Dr. Babu took out 80% of my packing and it feels amazing. I could never thank him enough for what he has given me. I am 25 years old and finally have better hearing, I will know for sure how much better it is in 3 months when I have my hearing test. I would suggest seeing Dr. Babu to anyone with ear issues, this has been the best decision I have made in my adult life."

DC


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Five Star Ear Doctors Michigan

 

"I am writing in regard to my recent surgery for vertigo. I had surgery in October of 2018. I can tell you I am so much better after having this surgery. My wonderful doctor, Dr. Babu, whom the nurses at Providence Hospital call “The Miracle Worker” was absolutely wonderful. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, more experienced doctor. Everything he told me about my surgery, pre-op and post-op was spot on. I knew exactly what to expect after the surgery was complete. I had an incision behind my right ear that is hardly noticeable anymore and has healed beautifully. I am still on the road to recovery but I feel so much better and am not experiencing the dizziness, the twitching of my eyes and am not taking any of my medication for dizziness when I was going through my bouts of vertigo. My husband and I are still amazed at my results. We actually thought that I would be living with this for the rest of my life. After years of different maneuvers that my ENT put me through that were unsuccessful, I was referred to Michigan Ear Institute and that was the best day of my life. Thank you so much Dr. Babu and all your staff pre-op and post-op. You are the best. The nurses at the hospital were amazing letting my husband stay overnight with me while I recovered. I would definitely recommend this surgery to anyone who does not want to live with their vertigo anymore. I am truly blessed and thank Dr. Babu for making life normal for me again!!!"
LD


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Five Star Ear Doctors Michigan

"When I was 23 I started noticing hearing loss and went to a local ENT for a hearing test. The doctor told me that I had otosclerosis and a surgery, stapedectomy, could be performed to potentially restore my hearing. I immediately scheduled the surgery, which was successful and restored my hearing in one ear. I scheduled the other ear a year later, but the surgery was not able to be completed because of how hard the bone had become. My ENT at the time recommended I go see Dr. Babu, who he said was the best in the state. From the first appointment to post surgery, dealing with Dr. Babu and his team has been easy and enjoyable. He is extremely kind and honest with me, taking the time to explain everything in layman terms. My stapedectomy with Dr. Babu was successful, and have continued my life as though I never had hearing loss. My recovery time was only a couple of days, ½ of what it had been previously with much less pain. I will always recommend anyone with potential hearing loss to Dr. Babu."
SC


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Five Star Ear Doctors Michigan

"Thanks to Dr. Dennis Bojrab, I have reached Medicare age. Four years ago, that prospect did not seem particularly promising. I was not the typical patient from the beginning.

I began to be concerned about my health in 2012, when I began having anomalies in my gait. I brought up my issues with my doctor in Aug 14. He referred me to a neurologist, who scheduled me for an MRI in Nov, 2014. The MRI showed a pretty large tumor pushing on my brain stem, most likely an acoustic neuroma. My doctor referred me to the Michigan Ear Institute, since no doctor locally wanted to deal with something that large.

My first appointment was with Dr. Bojrab in Jan, 2015. He had seen a lot of tumors, and categorized them as small, medium and large. He said mine was “jumbo.” I was scheduled for surgery on the first available date, which was Mar 9, 2015. I went through two surgeries in Mar and Jun, 2015, at Providence Park Hospital in Novi. There were complications precluding further surgery. I was scheduled for a “Gamma Knife” procedure at Beaumont hospital, Royal Oak in Dec, 2015. Dr. Bojrab and the Beaumont Gamma Knife team spent a couple of hours planning, dividing what was left of the tumor into 23 parts, then, in the course of 90 minutes, bombarded each part with focused, high energy radiation, at 1 mm resolution, one part at a time. It “stunted” the tumor, and it stopped growing.

I have my life back. It is now Dec, 2018. I still walk a little funny, though people are too kind to comment, but I walk without a cane and without fear of falling. I stay off of ladders. I become dizzy easily. My stamina is not what it was. But I work again, and teach again. I walk behind my lawn mower and snowblower. I drive again. I can play golf again, and walk the course when I do. I am very thankful to God, and to all of the professionals who made possible my recovery."

TR


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Five Star Ear Doctors Michigan

"Where does one begin...from my first intro as a patient to Dr. Dennis Bojrab to this day, two years later, has been outstanding.  Dr. Bojrab is kind, caring, listens, thorough., the BEST in his field! As a patient, one feels "safe" and you know immediately you are in good hands.  He goes the extra mile to ensure, you are aware of what is the outcome.  I would give he and his staff TEN (**********) Stars.  Just love that guy!"


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Five Star Ear Doctors Michigan

"For an ongoing 5 years I've been dealing with an uncommon condition called 'patulous eustachian tubes.' Although some Doctors say this condition is harmless I completely disagree. This condition hindered my hobbies, social life, work, and mentality. On top of this I was exhausted going from doctor to doctor, just to be referred again to another place. When I was referred over to MEI I was hesitant but made an appointment - the best decision of my life. The staff there was very kind and I didn't have to wait long at all to get scheduled in. Dr. Babu was both very skilled and professional. He is a doctor that actually listens to you and cares about how, whatever condition you may have, is affecting your life. He is knowledgable and able to give multiple, optional solutions that are not just jumping straight into surgery! For me, I went ahead with surgery and now my condition have improved almost 100%! I could not be happier and more relieved!! I am incredibly thankful for Dr. Babu, all the nurses, and staff at Michigan Ear Institute. My life has improved greatly!! I can be my fun, social, energetic, 24 year old self again!!"

ES


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Five Star Ear Doctors Michigan

"I had horrible ear infections in my left ear ever since I was a young child. They caused my eardrum to become suction cupped to the inner ear structures. I had two sets of ear tubes placed earlier in life and they did not prevent the damage that was caused to my ear. I had seen at least three other specialists as I was having problems with ear pain I believed was caused by ear infections between the ages of 18 and 24. I met Dr. Babu who explained the suction cup phenomenon as being the cause of the pain and he believed that it was potentially disintegrating the inner ear bones. He did a procedure initially to widen my left Eustachian tube in the hopes that it may reverse some of the damage to my ear drum. It did help slightly, but this year, we decided to do a full tympanoplasty on the eardrum in the hopes that the pain I was still experiencing as well as pressure adjustments and hearing loss may be halted or reversed. He says that my ear has never looked better since he met me and I have not experienced relief from the pain/pressure issues until now. I could not be happier. I wish I would have found him sooner, as that would have saved a lot of pain and frustration. I am so thankful for Dr. Babu and his expertise!"

TR


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Five Star Ear Doctors Michigan

"We have had a lot of drs appts for our son lately and Dr. Babu has exceeded our expectations immensely. He is personable and very informative really makes you feel comfortable. Our 6 year old son really likes him and Dr. Babu always talks to him and interacts with him as well as us. Great bedside manner with patients. Dr Babu is always willing to answer our questions and we really feel he cares about our sons treatment. Great doctor and his staff is every friendly and professional. Thanks for taking care of our family."

NP


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Five Star Ear Doctors Michigan

"I came to the Michigan Ear Institute and Dennis Bojrab, M.D. because my local ENT physician was frustrated, saying after much testing that he could only determine the cause for my total loss of hearing in one ear by postmortem exam! Instead, Dr. Bojrab confidently explained my situation - then surgically implanted the device he invented to replace bones of my inner ear that had deteriorated. Dr. Bojrab cautioned my restored hearing would eventually require me to use hearing aids about five to ten years after the surgery. It was not until last year though, fifteen years after the surgery, I returned to MEI where Audiologist Joy Wolney, Au.D., has flawlessly and pleasantly helped me transition to using state of art hearing aids. I am truly grateful for the expertise with which these MEI professionals have enabled me to hear properly for many years and for years to come. Thank you ever so much for your help in maintaining my quality of life. DP"


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Five Star Ear Doctors Michigan

"I was fortunate enough to be referred to Dr. S. Babu. I am 65 years young and have been going to ear doctors for around 45 years with complaints of pressure, pain and plugged ears to no avail. Around 17 years ago my hearing in my left ear would come and go and after awhile  I could not hear out of my left ear at all, so that's been about 16 years now. I was so tired of going to doctors and telling them the whole thing over and over again.With the best intentions my family members kept making suggestions go here or try this and really I was done. Then last year I had a very bad ear infection and the young doctor who treated me said when your well you should really go see this doctor, Dr. Babu. So I tucked the card away then one day I thought ok one more try. I told my husband this is it last ear doctor. Well I was right he is my last ear Doctor because he fixed my ear. I had ear surgery and my hearing is OUTSTANDING.He repaired my ear drum and replaced a bone in my ear. On top of all that Dr. Babu is such a wonderful person he takes the time to make sure I understand and speaks to me not at me. He really is great. Thank You MEI - LM"


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