About Steven Rauch, MD

With more than 30 years of experience in otolaryngology, Dr. Steven Rauch specializes in otology, which is the diagnosis, medical, and surgical management of hearing and balance disorders. 

Dr. Rauch’s leadership and expertise in balance disorders led to the formation of a new Vestibular Division at Mass. Eye and Ear in 2014, with Dr. Rauch serving as director. The division brings together specialists from both otolaryngology and neurology to provide highly specialized clinical care and research initiatives with the goal of improving the lives of patients with vestibular and balance disorders.

An active participant in the otolaryngology and research communities, Dr. Rauch has served as a member of the Board of Scientific Councilors of the NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and as President of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. He is also a former Chair of the Research Advisory Board of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. He is a member of the American Otological Society and the American Neurotological Society. He sits on numerous grant review, editorial, and advisory boards here in the US and internationally. 

Dr. Rauch’s clinical interests include both hearing and balance disorders. He focuses his research efforts on combined disorders of hearing and balance, particularly Ménière’s disease, autoimmune inner ear disease, sudden deafness, and migraine.

Dr. Rauch has also cultivated an interest in performing arts medicine. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Liberal Arts Department at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches a course on Health and Wellness for undergraduate music students.


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Mass Eye and Ear at Braintree
250 Pond St.
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 617-573-6700

Mass Eye and Ear
243 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-523-7900

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear***
  • Residency, UMASS School of Medicine

American Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology


Dr. Rauch's research focus is on combined disorders of hearing and balance, with special attention to diagnosis and management of Meniere's syndrome and sudden deafness. 


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