The Hearing Center Team at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Our team takes a holistic approach to your child's hearing needs, joining child-friendly methods with cutting-edge technologies.

We offer both medical and non-medical treatments.

We take the time to get to know your child. And we address your concerns and keep you updated each step of the way.


Contact the Hearing Center to Make an Appointment

To make an appointment for your child, call 412-692-5460 and ask to speak to the Hearing Center Coordinator.


Your Child's Hearing Loss Care Team

The Hearing Center team at UPMC Children's Hospital includes:

  • Ear, nose, throat (ENT) doctors.
  • Physician assistants (PAs).
  • Hearing and balance experts.
  • Speech and language therapists.
  • Nurse practitioners (NPs) and nurses.

Our Hearing Center Doctors

David Chi, MD

Dr. David Chi is the Director of the Hearing Center and Cochlear Implant Program at UPMC Children's Hospital.

Doctors in Pennsylvania and surrounding states refer children with hearing loss to Dr. Chi for his knowledge and skill.

A clinical researcher in childhood hearing loss, Dr. Chi is an active member of many leading pediatric ENT societies. Through this work, he keeps up with the latest advances in treatments.

Dennis Kitsko, DO

Dr. Dennis J. Kitsko is a highly skilled and caring expert in children's hearing loss, dizziness, and other ear disorders.

Dr. Kitsko's research interests include cochlear implant and hearing aid surgeries, childhood hearing loss, and vertigo. Through his research, he aims to improve the treatment of a range of children's ear conditions.