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"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!!"


Patient Testimonial

"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!"


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"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."


Patient Testimonial

"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"

Patient Testimonial

"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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