Unaddressed hearing disorders cost over $980 billion a year. The high cost of inaction impacts education, employment, health care, and economic productivity.” -World Report on Hearing 2021, World Health Organization (WHO)
Since 1979, Ear Research Foundation has been making great strides in improving those statistics through its three-fold program: Research, Education, and Community Care
In 1979, the Ear Research Foundation was established in Sarasota, Florida by President and Founder, Dr. Herbert Silverstein.
The Foundation was created out of his desire to continue research and development and to contribute to medical education in a private setting in the field of Otolaryngology.
Through its mission of research, education, and community care, the Ear Research Foundation has helped thousands of individuals with hearing loss and balance disorders.
“It’s unbelievable. I’m so thankful. I don’t know what I would have done. It’s like having a life again. I can hear people talking, & be in conversations. This is a whole new life. It’s a miracle.”
"Thank you to all the donors, & doctors who have helped me through my hearing issues. Thank you for the hearing aid. It has made a huge difference in my life, at home, at work, wherever I go. Thank you so much."
“For so long I couldn’t do anything as simple as going out. I was looking out over the crowd and not believing that I was there laughing and talking like everyone else. It was surreal; I wasn’t in pain.”
We hope that you consider a monthly donation to support our efforts to make healthy hearing
accessible for children, adults, and seniors within our community.