Dr. Daniel Zeitler is a Neurotologist (ear and skull base surgeon) who joined the Listen for Life Center at Virginia Mason in 2015. Daniel earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and History with honors from Northwestern University and his M.D. from New York University. He completed his Otolaryngology residency at NYU and his Neurotology fellowship at University of Miami. Daniel currently holds a clinical faculty position at the University of Washington and is part of the residency education program. Daniel has performed hundreds of cochlear implants, has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters on hearing loss and cochlear implantation, and has received several grants for his research. He also serves on the Board of HearAid Foundation, a non-profit organization that distributes hearing aids to underprivileged patients, and is the founding member of the Seattle Chapter of HearAid.
Daniel became interested in oral-deaf education after watching his pediatric patients thrive in mainstream schools and in life following early intervention with auditory-verbal therapy. He served on the Board at an oral-deaf school in Denver for 4 years before moving to Seattle, and joined the Listen and Talk Board in 2015. As a member of the Listen and Talk Board, Daniel hopes to not only help local and regional children achieve their full potential through listening and spoken language, but to also turn Listen and Talk into a national and international benchmark institution for oral-deaf education.
Daniel and his wife Erin (a Seattle native) have two beautiful children (daughter Riley, son Mason). They love snow skiing together as a family (Daniel also loves waterskiing), traveling, and are huge supporters of all the local professional sports teams.