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Our Expertise




Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute has a long-standing partnership with The Hearing Institute. As our hearing testing and hearing aid division, The Hearing Institute offers comprehensive hearing care for the entire family. 

Expert Staff

The Hearing Institute is staffed by highly trained and certified audiologists who specialize in providing the highest level of diagnostic hearing evaluations and custom fitting for assistive hearing devices. They take pride in the comprehensive care they provide in a compassionate and caring manner.

Meet our audiologists


Audiology appointments and appointments with The Hearing Institute may be scheduled by calling 612-332-EARS (612-332-3277) or toll-free at 866-317-0778.


Patient Education

Patient's Guide to Hearing Instruments
Hearing Aids - Frequently Asked Questions
Patient Resources
Caring for your hearing aid - video instructions

Your Resource for Supplies

The Hearing Institute is your resource for batteries and all your supplies.

Ear Bands
Putty Buddies
Dry Jars
Docs Pro Plugs

Need batteries? Call our Battery Line at 612-843-3488 or email


Patient Stories


I just had to share. I had a WOW moment earlier this morning. I was driving when my cell phone started to chime. A phone call, not a text, a phone call.

I looked at my phone. It was the clinic here in town, I was thinking, OK. Let's give it a try. Go for it. If worse comes to worse, I'll have them call me at home with my captel phone.

I answered, "Hello?"

They started talking and I was able to understand the whole conversation. I was completely giddy! I have NEVER EVER been able to hear with my right ear even when I wore a hearing aid. I could just never could comprehend speech! Yes,there's still an echo, but I was able to understand her.

Shortly after, a friend happened to see me get out of my truck. "You are happy. You are glowing. What are we happy about?" he asked. I shared the news with him and there were hugs all around!


The Hearing Institue - Testimonial

Having been a very healthy, active person in my almost 70 years, I thought a hearing device would be a real stigma. Boy was I wrong!

I use mine every day, all day - only take it out at bedtime. I can't believe how easy it is to use. It has quieted the noisy, disruptive sound from the tinnitus in my left ear (which was driving me crazy!). The tinnitus is still there, but much quieter and far less disruptive.

Read more from Joyce


Audiology Externships

Now accepting 2017-2018 audiology externship applications!

Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute is dedicated to providing broad-based diagnosis, innovative medical management, and the best of services for patients who need medical, surgical, or audiological care. While our clinics specialize in ear problems (otology) and neurotology, we offer a full range of services for patients with problems of the ears, head, or neck (throat).

Audiology Externs work closely with our physicians and audiology team to learn how to deliver comprehensive quality care. Ideal Audiology Extern candidates have excellent communication skills, are self-motivated, enthusiastic, and have a strong desire to succeed. Experience includes multi-faceted diagnostics and treatment (audiology, electrophysiology/vestibular, cochlear implant programming/therapy and hearing aids).

Incoming Audiology Externs must have experience with case history, otoscopy, pure tone testing, word recognition score, speech recognition testing, and impedence testing. In addition, some experience in vestibular and balance field, including posturography, VNG testing, Dix-Hallpike, and Epley Maneuvers is recommended.

To learn more, please contact us at

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Minneapolis, MN 55454
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