We work to create a seamless pathway of evaluations, treatments, education, and rehabilitation for patients diagnosed with deafness, hearing and vision loss.  We offer leading-edge treatment from internationally renowned physicians, surgeons, audiologists, speech pathologists, and educators providing an appropriate model with standard protocols for our patients to be shared across Ascension Health.

Who We Are

The Alliance is an elite Michigan based team of physicians, surgeons, otologists, neurotologists, audiologists and clinical physiologists specializing in ear, nose, and throat disorders. The Alliance consists of The Michigan Ear Institute, Lakeshore Ears, Nose, and Throat and the Holley Institute. The three groups are each leading Centers in Michigan and beyond having the very finest physicians, educators, audiologist and staff dedicated to helping with your medical problems and insuring quality of life programs for you and your family. 

Why go through the Alliance to seek medical care?

The Alliance is unique due to the fact that it contains three separate highly experienced facilities that each have their own unique specialties.  The three Centers collaborate in all aspects of hearing health care to serve you and your families with a seamless pathway to healthy futures.
Holley Institute | Lakeshore ENT | Michigan Ear Institute


The Alliance


The Holley Institute

 A non-profit organization developed to providing assistance to the Deaf, hard of hearing  and those with deafness and vision loss.  The Institute creates and conducts programs designed to improving the quality of life .

Our expertise includes: 

Department of Audiology
  • Universal screening of a newborn
  • Testing for disorders of hearing and balance
  • Providing aural rehabilitation to children and adults
  • Selecting, fitting and dispensing amplification systems
  • Preventing hearing loss through the provision and fitting of hearing protective devices
  • Providing education on the effects of noise on hearing
The Holley Institute's Village
  • Offers literacy education for families with deaf children
  • Deaf Youth Leadership program
  • Art Initiatives for Deaf/hh Youth
  • Self Advocacy workshops for Deaf/Blind adults
  • Faith based programs for Deaf/hh Youth
  • Intensive American Sign Language programs
  • Career Development for High school Deaf Youth

In addition, the Institute offers American Sign
Language at all St. John Providence Health System hospitals.



The Lakeshore Ear, Neck and Throat

...has been one of metropolitan Detroit’s leading ENT centers for more than 40 years. The nationally recognized teams consisting of 15 practicing surgeons are able to deliver comprehensive care on the cutting edge in all areas of ENT, neck and head surgery, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Lakeshore ENT's vast amount of expertise lies within:
  • General adult and pediatric ENT care
  • Pediatric ENT care and airway management
  • Nasal allergy and sinus disorders
  • Otology (ear disorders)
  • Hoarseness, voice and speech disorders
  • Neuro-otology (balance and hearing disorders)
  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Snoring and sleep apnea
  • Head and neck cancer care
  • Audiology and hearing aid testing
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Acid reflux and laryngopharyngeal reflux
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery 



The Michigan Ear Institute

...consistently works with its highly skilled professional staff to treat any type of disease affecting the ear for adults and children. MEI endlessly researches the many aspects of otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery to better serve and help their patients. MEI’s specialties include:
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Dizziness and Balance
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Acoustic Tumor Surgery
  • Neurotologic Skull Base Surgery
  • Pediatric Otology
  • Cochlear Implant Surgery
  • Audiology


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