Plural Publishing produces leading academic, scientific and clinical publications in the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, and otolaryngology.


Practical Otology for the Otolaryngologist

Edited by: Seilesh Babu
344 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Hardcover, 8.5 x 11"
Release Date:
  • buy eBook from the App Store
  • buy eBook from Google Play


Otology as a branch of general Otolaryngology deals with symptoms that are commonly seen in many practices such as hearing loss, balance issues and dizziness, cholesteatoma, and ear infections, and these topics are covered in great detail in Practical Otology for the Otolaryngologist.

This book is designed to be a useful reference for the practicing Otolaryngologist, but is also appropriate for the ENT resident, medical student, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or physical therapist dealing with dizziness.

It is also a helpful study tool on otology related topics for the otolaryngology boards.

Key Features:

  • Contains clinical and surgical pearls for otologic procedures
  • Describes commonly used techniques for tympanoplasty, ossicular chain reconstruction, stapedectomy
  • Covers commonly used treatment options for patients presenting dizziness
  • Discusses facial nerve testing and pathology in a succinct and to the point manner

From the Foreword

"It is with great pride that I introduce this book (and its companion Practical Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery edited by Dr. Seilesh Babu and contributed to by many other members of the Michigan Ear Institute and their former fellows. This book reflects a 25-year experience in Clinical Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery, an experience rich in contributions in diagnosis, evaluations, electrophysiologic monitoring, and surgical technique innovations and modifications."

Malcolm D. Graham, M.D.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Click here to buy both books by Dr. Seilesh Babu as a bundle and save!


  • Vik Veer , Newcastle on Tyne, UK, The Journal of Laryngology & Otology (April 2014):
    "The "Practical Otology for the Otolaryngologist" and its companion "Practical Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery", are sister textbooks written by eminent Michigan Ear Institute surgeons. The style and format of these books are very similar, and complement each other well, with regards to content. The materials used in both of these books are excellent; the sturdy hardback covers, high GSM glossy full colour pages and pin-sharp image reproduction quality give a superb first impression. They are also reassuringly not enormous volumes, allowing one to believe that they can be actually read, rather than ending up as a geeky doorstop. Special kudos goes to the Michigan team for producing such high quality images throughout these books. The fantastically clear operative images of the posterior skull base are to be applauded."

  • Arun K. Gadre, MD, FACS, Heuser Hearing Institute Professor of Otology and Neurotology, Division of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, The Laryngoscope (July 2014):
    ""...The printed page is easy to read and is of a high quality befitting a medical book. Practical Otology for the Otolaryngologist is lavishly embellished with tables and figures that underscore high points and facts that need to be learned—and help the reader to quickly review the content...

    As its title suggests, it is supremely practical. In every chapter, there is something for both the novice and the experienced practitioner... In that sense, it is a worthwhile investment that will help solidify the foundations of the fledgling trainee and place a capstone on the knowledge base of the experienced surgeon...

    Practical Otology for the Otolaryngologist is everything the editor planned it to be. It is a delectable offering, packed with information that can be read in small morsels that are easy to read and digest. I recommend the book very highly and have already recommended it to our residents and medical students, as well as the nurse practitioner.""

Foreword by Malcolm D. Graham, MD
List of Contributors

Part I. Evaluating Patients with Otologic Disease

Chapter 1. History and Physical: Dizzy Evalutation
William McFeely, Jr.

Chapter 2. Audiologic Testing and Interpretation 1
Sandra Porps and John Zappia

Chapter 3. Vestibular Testing
Vincent Ostrowski

Part II. Pathology Affecting the External and Middle Ear

Chapter 4. Pathology of the External Ear
Jewel Greywoode and Gregory J. Artz

Chapter 5. Tympanic Membrane Perforation and Tympanoplasty
Patrick Antonelli

Chapter 6. Cholesteatoma
Robert Standring, Brian Duff, and Seilesh Babu

Chapter 7. Complications of Cholesteatoma and Otitis Media
Nouha Alammar and Seilesh Babu

Chapter 8. Ossicular Chain Reconstruction
Travis Pfannenstiel and Dennis Bojrab

Chapter 9. Otosclerosis and Stapes Surgery
Yoav Hahn and Jack Kartush

Chapter 10. Paragangliomas of the Temporal Bone
Matthew Kircher and Aftab Patni

Chapter 11. CSF Leak and Encephaloceles
Chris Linstrom and Raj Murali

Part III. Facial Nerve: Testing and Management

Chapter 12. Electrical Testing of Facial Nerve
Howard Sander and Seilesh Babu

Chapter 13. Acute Facial Palsy: Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment
Chris Linstrom and Brian Duff

Part IV. Inner Ear Pathology

Chapter 14. Congenital Hearing Loss
Dan Sdrulla and Seilesh Babu

Chapter 15. Cochlear Implants, Osseointegrated Bone Conduction Hearing Devices, and Other Implantable Devices
Seilesh Babu, Paulette McDonald, and Eric Sargent

Chapter 16. Tinnitus
Michael Hoa and John Zappia

Chapter 17. Endolymphatic Hydrops and Medical Management of Dizziness
Sean Wise and Eloy Villasuso III

Chapter 18. Migraine-Related Vertigo
Eric Sargent

Chapter 19. Surgical Therapy for Vertigo
Michael LaRouere

Chapter 20. Intratympanic Treatment: Hearing Loss and Dizziness
David Healy, Jr., Michael Hoffer, and Ben Balough

Chapter 21. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Gerard J. Gianoli

Chapter 22. Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome
Gerard J. Gianoli

Part V. Surgical Dissection Guide

Chapter 23. Surgical Dissection of the Temporal Bone
Seilesh Babu


About The Editor

Seilesh Babu

Seilesh Babu, MD, is currently in practice and a partner at the prestigious Michigan Ear Institute (MEI) in Farmington Hills and Novi, Michigan, with a large clinical and surgical practice. He completed his fellowship in otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery at MEI after finishing his ENT residency at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Babu practices the full scope of otology and skull base diseases, including hearing loss, dizziness, facial nerve problems, and skull base tumors in pediatrics as well as adults. He has an interest in implantable devices, quality of life issues with skull base tumors, and eustachian tube evaluation and surgical treatments. He is board certified in neurotology and skull base surgery as well as otolaryngology and head and neck surgery.

Related Titles

The Larynx,  Volume I

The Larynx, Volume I

Edited by: Marvin P. Fried, Alfio Ferlito
Co-Editors: Alessandra Rinaldo, Richard V. Smith

932 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Hardcover, 8.5 x 11"

The Larynx, Volume II

The Larynx, Volume II

Edited by: Marvin P. Fried, Alfio Ferlito
Co-Editors: Alessandra Rinaldo, Richard V. Smith

847 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Hardcover, 8.5 x 11"

Otolaryngology Surgical Instrument Guide

Otolaryngology Surgical Instrument Guide

Edited by: Justin S. Golub, Nicole C. Schmitt

318 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 4.5 x 8"

Essential Paths to Life After Residency

Essential Paths to Life After Residency

Co-Editors: K J Lee, Yvonne Chan

496 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 6 x 9"

Endoscopic Ear Surgery

Endoscopic Ear Surgery

Edited by: Natasha Pollak

200 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Hardcover, 8.5 x 11"

Everyday Audiology

Everyday Audiology

Kazunari J. Koike

224 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 7 x 10"

Practical Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery (Bundle)

Practical Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery (Bundle)

Edited by: Seilesh Babu

Color Illustrations (4 Color), Hardcover, 8.5 x 11"

The Larynx

The Larynx

Edited by: Marvin P. Fried, Alfio Ferlito
Co-Editors: Alessandra Rinaldo, Richard V. Smith

1,779 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Hardcover/Slipcased, 8.5 x 11"

Atlas of Otoscopy

Atlas of Otoscopy

Joseph B. Touma, M.D., F.A.C.S., B. Joseph Touma, M.D.

208 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Hardcover, 8.5 x 11"