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Dr. Sharon Cushing is a full time pediatric otolaryngologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, and an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Cushing has a clinical and surgical interest in disorders of the external, middle and inner ear, including hearing loss and vestibular dysfunction. Her research interest include vestibular and balance function and dysfunction in children, and its association with hearing loss and cochlear implantation. Dr. Cushing completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University in Kingston, followed by Medical School and Residency training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. In addition, Dr. Cushing completed a Master’s in Science degree examining vestibular function and balance in children with hearing loss through the Surgeon Scientist Program at the University of Toronto. She completed her fellowship training in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Seattle Children’s Hospital prior to returning to Sick Kids in Toronto.



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Assistant Professor

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Hospital for Sick Children

Membership Type

Restricted Associate Member (PAC)

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Neuroscience / Brain Health


, Vestibular, balance, hearing-loss, cochlear implant