Neuro-otology is closely related to Otology, but adds the skill and training to evaluate parts of the brain and nervous system that are associated with hearing and balance in defining the cause of a patient’s symptoms. Neurotologists operate on acoustic neuromas, glomus tumours, and other conditions found deep in the skull.
Neuro-otology and skull base surgery is a sub-specialty component of otology. Knowledge of diseases of the anterior, middle and posterior skull base are embraced.