Welcome to Ear & Balance Institute

Dr. James S. Soileau and Dr. Gerard J. Gianoli are board certified in Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat)and Neuro-otology (inner ear and skull base), but their practice is restricted to balance disorders, hearing loss and skull base surgery (to treat disorders of the ear and skull base). They have been working extensively with other doctors and researchers for many years to unlock the mysteries of balance and hearing disorders.

Ear and Balance Institute is equipped with one of the most extensive audio-vestibular testing labs in the country. It is also one of a handful of medical practices in the country which solely sees patients with ear and skull base-related problems. This enables Dr. Soileau and Dr. Gianoli to diagnose and treat on-site all levels of inner ear disorders.

Recent magazine article about our practice.

Our Mission

Comprehensive care for people with hearing loss, dizziness, and balance disorders. To maintain a medical practice environment in which we can treat you the way we ourselves would like to be treated if we were in your place. While most so-called, “experts” say that this is simply not possible anymore. We do it every day! The importance of a patient’s trust in their physician should never underestimated.


Dr Gerard Gianoli

Gerard J. Gianoli, M.D.

Graduated from Tulane University with a degree in...

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Dr. James S Soileau

James S. Soileau, M.D.

Graduated from Louisiana State University Medical...

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Dr. Kacie Harvey

Kacie Harvey, Au.D.

Graduated from Southeastern Louisiana...

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