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Lions Children's Hearing and ENT Clinic
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Welcome

Through generous support of Lions club members, children benefit from advances in care for children's ear, nose and throat conditions. Welcome to the Minnesota Lions Children's Hearing and ENT Clinic at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, one of the country’s largest pediatric otolaryngology/audiology programs.  

Clinic Address:

Park Plaza Building, Second Floor
701 25th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612-365-8300

Location Map Directions

Location Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Services
Hospital Affiliations
  • University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital

Providing a variety of programs and services
  • Auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing, including stacked ABR
  • Aural (hearing) rehabilitation
  • Bone-anchored hearing aids
  • Cochlear implants (All three varieties approved by the FDA for use..)
  • Diagnostic-hearing evaluations
  • Measuring signals produced by the inner ear Otoacoustic-emission testing
  • Testing for electrical sound generation potential by stimulating the inner ear Electrocochleography
  • Facial-nerve testing (Electroneuronography)
  • Hearing aids, fittings and dispensing
  • Tinnitus evaluations and prescription of noise generators
  • Vestibular evaluations

Parking
Patients and visitors may park in the Blue surface lot located next to the Park Plaza Building off 7th Avenue South, or in the underground Gold valet ramp. Rates for both are the same. Take your ticket for patient-rate validation.

Navigating to the Minnesota Lions Children's Hearing and ENT Clinic 
If you have parked in the Blue lot, walk through the building toward the main entrance.  If you have parked in the Gold ramp, follow the tunnel to the Park Plaza Building. The elevator is by the stair well; take the elevator to the second floor.
 

Meet your care team

Pediatric Audiology

Pediatric Genetics

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Pediatric Neuropsychology

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

Keegan's Story

Just eight months old, Keegan was sick with meningitis and lost his hearing. His parents, Amy and Greg, sought help for his hearing in a place that would be both highly experienced and able to provide the lifelong support he would need. They found help here.

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A year later, they brought Keegan to University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital for a cochlear implant in his left ear. “We wanted to find a facility that had a lot of experience in performing the surgery as well as the ongoing audiology support he would require for the rest of his life,” says Greg. The Cochlear Implant Program offers pediatric patients a team of experts in related specialties. Surgeons, audiologists, speech pathologists, psychologists and a geneticist all work together to care for each patient.

Nine years later Keegan had a decision to make

Although his first implant was successful, Amy and Greg knew a second implant would help him tell where sound was coming from and would help him hear over background noise. “We left the ultimate decision on the second implant to Keegan as he was old enough to understand the benefits and risks of undergoing the surgery as well as the intensive therapy,” says Amy. When he was 10, Keegan decided he wanted the second device—bilateral cochlear implants.

After the second implant, Keegan needed a lot of rehabilitation therapy for his right ear, which had not heard sound in 10 years. An aural (hearing) rehabilitation specialist helped Keegan’s brain understand the new sounds it was hearing. Listening games that were part of therapy. “We played lots of fun games that kept me interested,” says Keegan. “We played a basketball game called P.I.G., which I ended up winning a lot.”

Because of the therapy, Keegan’s parents say each week his right ear improved in its ability to recognize sound. Greg says, “The exceptional care started with Dr. Rimell, who provided his skills at surgically implanting the devices, and carries through to Barbara Friedman who provides his audiology support.” Frank Rimell, MD, is Keegan’s pediatric otolaryngologist, and Friedman taught the family about what would happen and when. She also kept track of measuring his progress and programmed the cochlear implant.
 
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