Discovering new diagnostic technologies and treatment for ear care, balance disorders, and tinnitus

What We Do

In partnership with Silverstein Institute, the Ear Research Foundation coordinates research and clinical studies to discover new diagnostic technologies and treatment for ear care, balance disorders, and tinnitus.

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Current Research Studies

75 Patients who have undergone surgery for Hyperacusis answer a validated questionnaire about the results of surgery.

The relationship between cochlear implant performance and cognitive function using Self=administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE)

Outcomes of transtympanic dexamethasone perfusion treatment using MicroWickTM in patients with Meniere’s Disease.

OSIA performance pre-op vs post-op word understanding

A Prospective Multi-Center Study on the performance of the ponto implant system using minimally invasive ponto surgery MIPS

Closed Research Studies

Presently, there are no medicines approved for hearing loss. Assistive devices such as hearing aids and cochlear implants are used to address the symptoms of hearing loss. These options, however, do not address the underlying biological cause of SNHL. This study aims to determine if the study drug can help treat the underlying biological causes of SNHL.

A randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled phase 2 study of oto-injection in subjects with unilateral subjective tinnitus.

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If you qualify for any of our current studies, apply to participate using the form at the bottom of the page

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Completed Research Studies

Since 1979, over 250 Scientific Publications on treatments for hearing loss, Tinnitus and Meniere's Disease have been published. You can explore all Dr. Silverstein's scientific publications on ResearchGate and PubMed. 

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We Are the Leading Center in the World For Hyperacusis Surgery

Hyperacusis is a hearing disorder that makes it hard to deal with everyday sounds. You might also hear it called sound or noise sensitivity.

“For so long I couldn’t do anything as simple as going out. Children playing, music, the sound of waves at the beach, the sound of my own voice — things that are supposed to make me happy made me flinch. After the surgery, 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.”

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Audrey Ventimiglia

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If you qualify for any of our current studies, please submit the form below and a member of our team will contact you.