House Clinic Doctor Makes Film Debut in “A Star is Born”

Kyle Wall / October 15, 2018

William H. Slattery III, M.D. of House Clinic, appears in the much-anticipated Hollywood remake as doctor treating Bradley Cooper’s character’s hearing loss.

Los Angeles – October 11, 2018 – One of the leading physicians from House Clinic, the world-renowned center for the treatment of ear disease and neurological disorders, has a brief role in the new Lada Gaga-starring film A Star Is Born, which will receive wide release on October 5.

William H. Slattery III, M.D., of House Clinic, standing by his trailer on the set of A Star Is Born

The House Clinic’s William H. Slattery III, M.D took a short break from performing ear surgery and treating disorders such as hearing loss and acoustic neuromas with House’s all-star team of neurotologists and neurosurgeons to appear as a doctor treating hearing loss and tinnitus suffered by Bradley Cooper’s aging, grizzled rock star character. Along with showing how hearing loss can affect individuals and their interpersonal relationships, the film prominently shows an actor using hearing aids.

Dr. Slattery’s stint as a movie star didn’t end on the big screen, as he also attended the premiere of A Star is Born Monday evening in Hollywood, mingling with the film’s stars and musician Lukas Nelson, who collaborated with the stars served as a musical advisor on the film.

“House Clinic has been diagnosing and treating musiians’ hearing-related issues for decades, so it’s a privilege to be asked to showcase a snippet of that expertise in front of the cameras,” Dr. Slattery said. “It was a truly unique experience working on this film, as well as attending the premiere, and of course it’s always a positive for the public to be reminded about some of the health risks that follow years of loud music.”

A Star Is Born, which is Cooper’s directorial debut, stars the actor as singer-songwriter Jackson Maine and pop star Lady Gaga as his newfound protégé and love interest who soon finds herself in the spotlight.

As part of its work treating various disorders, the Los Angeles-based House Clinic has been at the forefront of surgical advancements for hearing loss and ear-related issues for more than 60 years, having developed and perfected the cochlear implant and auditory brain stem implant for completely deaf patients alongside scientists from the House Ear Institute.

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About House Clinic

House Clinic is a world-renowned center for the treatment of ear disease and neurological disorders. For more than 60 years, House Clinic’s neurotologists and neurosurgeons have led the way in treating the causes of hearing, balance, and skull base disorders with cutting-edge practices and procedures. The Los Angeles-based team’s audiological staff works in close conjunction with its physicians to provide the most advanced audiometric evaluations and treatment options to ensure that patients receive the best treatment possible. Named for the groundbreaking work done by founder Howard P. House, M.D., House Clinic helps to fight a variety of ear-related disorders including Meniere’s disease, acoustic neuromas, skull base tumors, neurofibromatosis, Surfer’s Ear, balance disorders, chronic ear infections, and much more. House Clinic has locations in Los Angeles and Orange County, with hearing aid dispensaries in Bakersfield, Encino, Santa Monica and Ventura. For more information, visit House Clinic at

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