University of Illinois Hospital - Division of Neurotology & Audiology


Dr. Miriam Redleaf, Director

Dr. Jeffrey Yu

Dr. Redleaf is a Professor of Otolaryngology (Ear Nose Throat) and the Director of Otology Hearing Services at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System , Department of Otolaryngology. Dr. Redleaf is a board-certified otologist/ neurotologist with 20+ years of experience. A graduate of the University of Chicago School of Medicine, she has also worked at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Dr. Redleaf specializes in medical and surgical problems of the ear and skull base, and works extensively with hearing impairment and pediatric cochlear implants.

Dr. Jeffrey Yu is an assistant professor of Otolaryngology (Ear Nose & Throat) at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, Dr. Yu is a board certified otologist/ neurotologist specializing in medical and surgical problems of the external, middle, inner ear and skull base. He has a clinical interest in cochlear implantation and assistive listening devices. He obtained his medical degree from Queen’s University School of Medicine in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and a fellowship in Neurotology at the University of Virginia.

Hearing and related difficulties affect millions of Americans of all ages. At the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, we offer comprehensive otology, neurotology and audiology services across the lifespan, from pediatrics to adults.

Our primary services include:

  • Ear surgery
  • Acoustic neuromas and skull base surgeries
  • Diagnostic hearing evaluations
  • Hearing aid fittings and optimizations
  • Cochlear implant program
  • Happy Ears on Taylor Street ®
  • Auditory osseointegrated implant program
  • Tinnitus evaluations and management
  • Vestibular (dizziness and balance) evaluations and management
  • Central auditory processing evaluations
  • Aural (re)habilitation for patients of all ages

Our comprehensive and multidisciplinary team is comprised of experts, including those with specialties in:

  • Neurotology (ear surgeons)
  • Audiology (hearing specialists)
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Developmental therapy-hearing
  • Education
  • Physical therapy