Thirty years ago, I successfully regained hearing in my right ear with a stapedectomy. Hearing in the left ear continued to deteriorate as the osteoporosis of the stapes along with natural aging reduced the mid and treble response. Eventually understanding speech became a burden to me and those close to me. The isolation that accompanies this problem is very real. I was no longer part of the world. Misunderstandings became commonplace. It was exhausting for both me and those around me. In noisy settings it took all my energy to follow conversations. Inability to hear what was going on behind me and on the deaf side alienated other people and increased danger in something as simple as crossing the street. Because of the risks of this type of surgery, I carefully researched the available surgeons in LA. Dr. Nazarian and the Osborne Clinic came with the finest reviews and recommendations. Hearing loss and the sensitive nature of this type of surgery only amplifies the need for a personal touch from the care giver. Honestly, I was bowled over by the lack of pretension and the deeply caring focus that Dr. Nazarian gave me every step of the way. His staff mirrored his professionalism and care. I was provided with all the information concerning the operation, pre and post-op expectations. The surgical staff were all cut from the same mold – humanistic with a positive attitude, providing honest responses to my concerns. After the operation (a stapedectomy), only a week went by before the packing in my ear was removed. I expected a large jump in volume and an immediate change in my range of hearing – which occurred in the first operation 30 years ago. Instead, I experienced an echoing and booming of sound at first which went away after…
On August 1, 2013 I flew from Europe to LAX. I had developed a cold and during landing, the plane suddenly dropped and everybody on board felt excruciating pain in their ears, the worst pain I have ever experienced. Soon after landing, the eustachian tube in my right ear closed, but not the one in my left ear. The first weekend it still was open and I began to worry. Not long after, the worry esculated into a panic attacks I was diagnosed with patulous eustachian tubes. Over the next eight months I was emotionally paralyzed. Over the next five years I saw both private and university-based otolaryngologsits. One operated on me five times, but after every surgery, the eustachian tube would open, adding to my dismay. By the fifth year, I was running out of options. Then in early 2018 I made an appointment to see Dr. Nazarian at Cedars Sinai. It required three surgical procedures to get the eustachian tube to close. It is much better now and I am still praying that this long nightmare is coming to an end, thanks to the wonderful physician who didn’t give up on me, unlike all the other doctors whom I had seen. I thank the lord for leading me to Dr. Nazarian-the best physician I have ever had. -D.M.
I came to Dr. Nazarian after working with many different ENT’s. I had been living with patulous eustachain tube for 2 ½ years now and every day was a struggle to get through. It caused anxiety and depression. Not one doctor that I had seen before Dr. Nazarian cared to help me and in a nice way, told me I was crazy. I’m so thankful I found Dr. Nazarian and took the steps to have him work on my ear. Now I can get back to focusing on raising my children and living my best life, thanks to Dr. Nazarian. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! -C.H.
Dr. Nazarian and the entire staff of Osborne Head and Neck Institute need to be thanked each and every day for everything they do. My hearing loss began 30 years ago, by 2018 I had no hearing in my left ear. For all those years I was told nothing could be done to help me regain my hearing. But according to Dr. Nazarian something could be done, and he did it! My surgery at Cedars Sinai for the BAHA device was quick and textbook perfect. It didn’t take long until I was ready for the sound processor to be turned on. What a marvel, can you imagine, I was able to hear the turn signal blinkers on the way home. That may seem an inconsequential thing, but to me it was miraculous. Thank You Dr. Nazarian for everything you gave up on your path to becoming the amazing person you are today. -C.A.
I came to Dr. Nazarian’s office this year in urgent need of assistance. After sixteen years of suffering. I had a terrible case of Surfer’s ear in my right ear. My ear canal was basically 100% closed, water was trapped behind the bony growths, and the ear was badly infected. I was in a lot of pain, with throbbing infection and a 40 decimal hearing loss. Dr. Nazarian quickly prescribed an effective medication for the infection and clearly walked me through my options for the necessary surgery. He is a highly effective communicator. After the infection was gone, in a few weeks, Dr. Nazarian performed the surgery on the right ear. His full surgical staff was wonderful and professional. The surgery (which was more challenging than most due to its advanced state) was a complete success. All of the bony growths were removed, and now my ear canal is completely clean. I am back to surfing and am hearing better than I have since childhood. Throughout this entire process, Dr. Nazarian has been the consummate professional, providing his expert care and surgical expertise to me in such a way were I felt fully aware of my options and totally confident in his care. The procedure was a total success, Dr. Nazarian was a pleasure and I couldn’t recommend him more. Surfers, look no further! Dr. Nazarian will get you back in the water. -N.W.
From start to finish you and your team have been extremely knowledgeable, professional, and caring. I originally came in for treatment of strep throat, an issue I had encountered for too many times. You not only treated me for my infection, but you also gave me hope that my quality of life could be improved. I am so thrilled that everyone here at OHNI had the patience and calm demeanors to put me at ease and instill the doctor/patient trust I needed. After my septoplasty, tonsillectomy and turbinate reduction, I feel like a new person. I wake up feeling refreshed and well-rested, and I truly believe I avoided a lifetime of health issues as a result. Dr. Nazarian truly understands the patient’s need to feel comfortable and have an in depth understanding of procedures and options. I appreciate all of the hard working members of the team, and you should feel proud everyday knowing you are improving lives. I am forever grateful! -K.G.
To the best doctor and staff I could have hoped for. I was so lucky to find Dr. Nazarian to take such good care of me! He truly is a miracle worker. I was beginning to think I wouldn’t find any relief or any doctor who knew how to deal with my terrible wounds. I don’t believe any other doctor could have done such excellent work as Dr. Nazarian and the staff could not have been more understanding of my special circumstances. I am so grateful for you all, especially Dr. Nazarian and Aimee. -D.H.
I am so happy to have found you, Dr. Nazarian. You are so kind and friendly with A. He warmed up to you in no time. The care you took on his surgery day was amazing. You did everything to make sure he was comfortable and made sure that we were comfortable as well. Thanks to your knowledge he can now breathe at nights and can breathe through his nose. We are so lucky to have such a caring, always smiling doctor like you. We love you! We are your patients for life! -A.B.
My whole life I have struggled with my hearing. It seemed no matter what I did nothing fixed the problem. Luckily, I found OHNI and Dr. Nazarian and he made the perfect decisions and plans to fix my hearing. I feel so blessed to have caught the problem before it had gotten any worse and that Dr. N and his awesome team fixed me up better than I could have ever expected. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I felt like I was a part of this family from my first visit and this whole experience has truly been a blessing. I’m excited to continue with the progress we’ve accomplished so far and couldn’t wish for a better team to do it with! Thank you Dr. Nazarian. -G.C.
Dr. Nazarian and the staff are amazing. Dr. Nazarian was a god blessing to me. After having so many problems with my ears, I finally found Dr. Nazarian who was able to help me. I am very blessed to have found him. Thank you, thank you! I love all of you, great job. -A.C. Rancho Palos Verde, CA