Ted A. Meyer, M.D., Ph.D., joined the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at MUSC in 2004. He was named the director of the MUSC Cochlear Implant Program. Dr. Meyer grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Washington University where he majored in mathematics and was captain of the tennis team. In 1995, he graduated from the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Urbana-Champaign with a medical degree and a doctorate degree from the Department of Speech & Hearing Science.
Dr. Meyer then completed a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Indiana University, followed by a fellowship in Neurotology at the University of Iowa. He then joined the faculty at MUSC.
Dr. Meyer limits his practice to the evaluation and treatment of patients with otologic and neurotologic disorders in adults and children. Disorders affecting the ear. Examples of his specialty areas include acoustic neuromas, CSF leaks, glomus and other skull-based lesions, cochlear implants, hearing loss, ear infections, tympanic membrane perforations, cholesteatoma, otosclerosis, vertigo, Meniere’s disease, facial paralysis, and congenital ear malformations. As director of the MUSC Cochlear Implant Program, Dr. Meyer oversees all clinical and research protocols involving patients with cochlear implants. MUSC has performed more than 100 cochlear implants yearly since 2012.
Dr. Meyer has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters. He has received several grants to study mechanisms of speech perception with cochlear implants, he is involved in many clinical trials, and he frequently presents his results at national and international research meetings. Dr. Meyer is a fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Meyer directs the MUSC Temporal Bone Dissection course annually that attracts physicians from around the country to learn the latest techniques in surgical otology. He directs the MUSC Otolaryngology Residency Program and Neurotology Fellowship Program.