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Wayne T. Shaia, M.D.

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Dr. Shaia specializes in otolaryngology.


Dr. Shaia specializes in the diagnosis and management of Ménière’s disease, cochlear implantation, dizziness and balance/imbalance, pediatric hearing loss, hearing aids, tinnitus, chronic ear infections, pediatric ear infections, facial nerve paralysis, and tumors of the ear. Known for maintaining the highest level of care with state of the art technology, training and education, Dr. Shaia is an expert in the latest treatment options for his patients. Proficiency in the field of cochlear implantation, cholesteatoma surgery, acoustic neuroma management and repair of superior canal dehiscence keeps the Balance and Ear Center as a leader in the management of disorders of the ear and balance systems.


Dr. Shaia’s practice, The Balance and Ear Center, is located in the west end of Richmond. The Balance and Ear Center is a full-service ear, nose and throat (ENT) practice with specific subspecialty in disorders of the ear and balance systems. They have been successfully serving Central Virginia for over 35 years. Dr. Shaia works passionately within the specialty of otology and neurotology. He focuses on treating people for any disorder that causes vertigo, imbalance, or dizziness. He treats Ménière’s disease, labyrinthitis, acoustic neuromas, inner ear fistulas, tinnitus, and hearing loss. He concentrates efforts in finding solutions to all of your ear nose and throat concerns. The physicians at Balance and Ear Center enjoy working closely with their staffed audiologist to ensure the best possible solution for their patients. The practice is Virginia's only free-standing facility completely dedicated to diseases of ear and balance systems for both adults and children.


Dr. Shaia received his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia, followed by his completion of residency in otolaryngology. He then completed a two-year accredited otology and skull base surgery fellowship at the Michigan Ear Institute. Dr. Shaia is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.


Dr. Shaia was born in Cleveland, OH but has lived in Richmond for the past forty years. Dr. Shaia's hobbies include spending time with his wife and three kids, playing tennis, and playing guitar.


2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 Patient Choice Award

The Balance and Ear Center, Inc.
10200 Three Chopt Road
Richmond, VA 23233
Phone: (804) 288-3277 (EARS)
Fax: (804) 282-1043

The Balance and Ear Center


  • Ear Nose and Throat


  • Adenoidectomy
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear drum repair
  • Functional nasal surgery
  • Implantable hearing devices
  • Nasal and facial fracture repair
  • Nasal obstruction surgery
  • Otoplasty
  • Skull base surgery
  • Tonsil and adenoid removal
  • Tonsillectomy