Dr. Guillot saw something in my left ear he felt needed seen by someone specialized in ear surgery, so he referred me to Dr. Sorrel. Dr. Sorrel also saw something he didn't think looked right, so he referred me to Dr. Jackson at Tulane. This referral may have saved my life. An MRI showed Dr. Jackson I had a cholesteatoma in my left ear that had damaged the thin bone between my ear and brain. To put it simply, my brain was exposed via the hole in that bone. Any infection could have gotten to my brain and killed me. Because of this referral, my brain is now covered back up the way it should be and I am scheduled to have surgery to fix the hearing loss associated with the cholesteatoma. I am looking forward to hearing well in my left ear again. I can't thank SLENT enough for their referral - they just may have saved my life. I would recommend the SLENT doctors and staff to anyone with ear issues!