Mission: The Ear Research Foundation is a nonprofit (501c3) organization dedicated to: RESEARCH into finding better treatments for hearing loss and balance problems, EDUCATION of physicians and the public, and providing COMMUNITY SERVICE.
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. The non-profit, 501C-3 organization, is registered through the state of Florida. A board of volunteer Trustees drawn from the community governs the Foundation. A medical advisory board of specialists from around the world lends guidance and support. The Ear Research Foundation has three primary areas of focus, Research, Education, and Community Care.
Research in Continued advancements in microsurgery of the ear, testing of new drugs and therapies for hearing loss and balance disorders, new understanding of otologic disease processes and complete microsurgical laboratory and audiovisual and scientific library for ear physicians and surgeons.
Educational focus includes, Annual professional symposia, conferences and public lectures covering a variety of common and unusual ear conditions, One-year, post-residency, fellowship training program.