Dr. Neil Giddings is a recognized pioneer and expert in the field of cochlear implants, and was the first physician in the Inland Northwest to perform the procedure. His work has been ground breaking in practice, restoring hearing to scores of patients. Dr. Giddings includes chronic ear disease, otosclerosis, tumors of the skull base, facial nerve disorders, cochlear implantation, and implantable hearing aids as his particular medical interests. He is board certified in Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Giddings received his medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo followed by an internship in general surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He completed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania, in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. He has also completed a fellowship in neurotology and skull base surgery at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles, CA. Before coming to Spokane, Dr Giddings was an associate at Geisinger Medical Center, providing teaching instruction to medical students, residents, and staff personnel. Dr. Giddings holds membership in many professional organizations at state and national levels. He has authored papers and articles for medical publications and has presented speeches pertaining to the practice of Neurotology at numerous medical conferences. He remains active in the education of University of Washington residents, as well as primary care physicians, and hearing aid dispensers through programs at the local universities.