Ear Research Foundation

The Ear Research Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to research into finding better treatments for hearing loss and balance disorders, education of physicians and the public, and providing community care.

Financial contributions support our mission and vision.

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. Research and clinical studies have been coordinated by Ear Research Foundation in partnership with Silverstein Institute to discover new diagnostic technologies and treatment for ear care, balance disorders, and tinnitus. The Foundation's Fellows program is one-year interactive clinical and surgical post-residency program, which 48 physicians have participated in since 1983. The Foundation provides professional conferences, as well as informational community sessions since 1983. Hearing screenings, treatments, and surgical procedures and devices provided to those in need, all through our community care programs; Help Us Hear and Hearing Screenings. Help Us Hear provides financial assistance to individuals who need hearing devices. Our community care program, gives hearing screenings to preschoolers annually.

Operating as usual

03/29/2022

Thank you to our in-kind sponsor, Plant Parents!

03/26/2022

Thank you to our partner sponsor of Hear & Now...And All That Jazz, Global Financial Private Client.
www.earRF.org/hearandnow

03/20/2022

The Ear Research Foundation’s March newsletter is out, to read more: https://conta.cc/3tDexW9

03/19/2022

The Featured Fellow for March is Dr. Hayes Wanamaker. The Ear Research Foundation's 10th Fellow. Read more about Dr. Wanamaker in March's newsletter here: https://conta.cc/3tDexW9

03/17/2022

Last week on March 9, 2022, Dr. Silverstein accepted a reissuance of "Dr. Herbert Silverstein Day" on its 10th anniversary with the Ear Research Foundation board members, supporters and staff, Silverstein Institute co-workers, and friends present for this moment of recognition.

03/15/2022

Wonderful message from the Ear Research Foundation's Board Chair, Geoffrey Frazier on Dr. Herbert Silverstein Day.
The City of Sarasota re-issued a proclamation on March 9, 2022 for Dr. Silverstein Day, on its 10th anniversary.

03/11/2022

Thank you to Community Foundation of Sarasota for being a Partner Sponsor for Hear & Now...And All That Jazz on April 9th
For more information visit www.earRF.org/hearandnow

03/08/2022

Thank you to 107.9 WSRZ and iHeart Radio for being a Supporter Sponsor for Hear & Now…And All That Jazz
www.earRF.org/hearandnow for tickets and sponsorship information

Photos from Ear Research Foundation's post 03/07/2022

Congratulations to our President and Founder, Dr. Herbert Silverstein! Ear Research Foundation is honored to have a dedicated leader.
For more information, please contact [email protected]

03/04/2022

Thank you to Tito’s Homemade Vodka for being our Cocktail Sponsor for Hear & Now…And All That Jazz
www.earRF.org/hearandnow for tickets and sponsorship information

03/04/2022

Get your tickets for Hear & Now…And All That Jazz. You do not want to miss this event!
www.earRF.org/hearandnow

03/03/2022

World Hearing Day Q & A

To recognize Dr. Herbert Silverstein answered your questions about .
Thank you to all submitted questions, you can be of great help to others.

Dr. Herbert Silverstein Day Proclamation to be Reissued on its 10th Anniversary – Sarasota Scene Magazine 02/28/2022

Dr. Herbert Silverstein Day Proclamation to be Reissued on its 10th Anniversary – Sarasota Scene Magazine

http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/dr-herbert-silverstein-day-proclamation-to-be-reissued-on-its-10th-anniversary/

Dr. Herbert Silverstein Day Proclamation to be Reissued on its 10th Anniversary – Sarasota Scene Magazine  March 9th, 2012, Sarasota Mayor, Suzanne Atwell, presented Dr. Silverstein with a proclamation for “Dr. Herbert Silverstein Day”. Ten years later, Vice Mayor, Kyle Battie will be presenting Dr. Silverstein with a reissuance. 

02/25/2022

Tickets are on sale!
Visit www.earRF.org/hearandnow
Show tickets, virtual show tickets, ticket packages, sponsorships, and program ads available...

02/24/2022

Did you know…
April is
We have the perfect way for you to celebrate! Join Ear Research Foundation at Hear & Now…And All That Jazz at the Sarasota Opera House or virtually. LIVE jazz performances by Dick Hyman and David Amram!!!
Proceeds benefit the Ear Research Foundation’s mission, and programs to give the gift of hearing, so all may hear. For tickets visit www.earRF.org

02/21/2022

The Ear Research Foundation and ERF the Elephant have been visiting local preschools in Sarasota, providing hearing screenings as a part of our community care programs. Hearing screenings for children are of high importance. Even mild hearing loss can cause problem and delays in speech, language, learning, and social skills.
“Detected hearing loss at an early stage allows for the most successful treatment,” Dr. Silverstein, founder, and president of the Ear Research Foundation, indicates the importance of preschool screenings.
To help support programs like our preschool hearing program visit www.earRF.org

02/18/2022

March 3rd is World Hearing Day, and to recognize it Dr. Silverstein will be answering some of your questions about hearing, diseases of the ear, balance disorders, and treatment options. Please submit questions to [email protected], by February 23rd. Questions selected will be answered, recorded, and shared via email, social media.
No personal information will be shared.

02/18/2022

You do not want to miss this event…Save the Date! April 9, 2022
Hear & Now…And All That Jazz
Benefitting the Ear Research Foundation, continuing their mission of Research, Education, and Community Care for hearing loss, balance disorders, and treatments.

02/16/2022

This month, Ear Research Foundation has featured former fellow, Dr. Mark Nichols. He was the 15th fellow with ERF, to read more about him, and his fellowship check out our February newsletter:

https://conta.cc/3H2Qe9w

02/13/2022

Save the Date! April 9th
Hear & Now...And All That Jazz
with Dick Hyman and David Amram
Live at the Sarasota Opera House and streamed live.
Cocktails, Dinner, After-party at the Opera House.
Ticket information, and packages will be available soon at http://earRF.org

02/11/2022

International Day of Women in Science is February 11th, Ear Research Foundation would like to celebrate all our current and past females in science.

The Silverstein Microwick 02/11/2022

The Silverstein Microwick

February 11th is recognized as National Inventor’s Day. The Ear Research Foundation would like to honor Dr. Herbert Silverstein, besides being our President and Founder, is an inventor. The Silverstein Microwick being of one his many inventions. Watch the video to learn more about it.
https://youtu.be/fPLIZXkkMjs

The Silverstein Microwick Dr. Herbert Silverstein, President and Founder of the Ear Research Foundation

Photos from Ear Research Foundation's post 02/10/2022

Join the Ear Research Foundation, give the gift of hearing. Then together, we can share what we love to hear.

Photos from Ear Research Foundation's post 02/09/2022

Join the Ear Research Foundation, give the gift of hearing. Then together, we can share what we love to hear.

2021 Ear Research Foundation Annual Report 02/09/2022

2021 Ear Research Foundation Annual Report

Thank you to all our supporters, and donors, we wouldn't be able to pursue our mission of Research, Education, and Community Care in 2021 without you.


https://issuu.com/earrf/docs/2021_digital_annual_report_ver.feb3

2021 Ear Research Foundation Annual Report 2021 Annual Report for the Ear Research Foundation pursuing their mission of research, education, and community care for hearing loss and disorders of the ear. www.earRF.org

‎Sarasota Stories: 003 Dr. Herbert Silverstein, The Silverstein Institute on Apple Podcasts 02/08/2022

‎Sarasota Stories: 003 Dr. Herbert Silverstein, The Silverstein Institute on Apple Podcasts

‎Sarasota Stories: 003 Dr. Herbert Silverstein, The Silverstein Institute on Apple Podcasts ‎Show Sarasota Stories, Ep 003 Dr. Herbert Silverstein, The Silverstein Institute - Feb 8, 2022

02/07/2022

Tomorrow, tune into Sarasota Stories podcast at 6am. Our Founder & President, Dr. Herbert Silverstein will be interviewed.
https://feeds.captivate.fm/sarasotastories/
Also available on Apple, Spotify, and Google podcasts.

Photos from Ear Research Foundation's post 02/07/2022

Join the Ear Research Foundation, give the gift of hearing. Then together, we can share what we love to hear.

02/04/2022

Join us this Valentine's Day, donate, to the Ear Research Foundation.
Give the gift of hearing…so all may hear.
Then together, we can share what we love to hear.

02/03/2022

The Ear Research Foundation’s February newsletter is out, to read more:
https://conta.cc/3H2Qe9w
Dr. Herbert Silverstein

02/03/2022

Help support our programs, that give the gift of hearing.
This year our Help Us Hear Program reaches its 10th anniversary. Join us as we continue to provide hearing aids to those to who need financial assistance.

02/01/2022

Join us this Valentine's Day, donate, to the Ear Research Foundation.
Give the gift of hearing…so all may hear.
Then together, we can share what we love to hear.

01/28/2022


Are you 1 in 4? Do you have noise related hearing loss? To find out more information on how we can help, contact us at [email protected] or call 941-556-4264

01/25/2022

Don't forget to register! email [email protected] to reserve your spot and receive the zoom link.

Join the Ear Research Foundation on February 9th for the second webinar in our Hearing Education Series. Jack J. Wazen, MD, FACS will be discussing Implantable Hearing Devices: When Hearing Aids Are Not Enough. Email [email protected] to register.

Research. Education. Community Care

Dr. Herbert Silverstein founded the Ear Research Foundation to improve the quality of individual’s life by restoring hearing, curing dizziness and vertigo attacks from Meniere’s disease through clinical research. To date, the Foundation has trained 45 post graduate Otolaryngologist in our yearly Fellowship Program under the supervision of Dr. Silverstein, Dr. Wazen or Dr. Rosenberg. Our Fellows regularly care for underinsured patients through the Foundation’s Community Clinic. Find out more of what we do-> www.EarRF.org

Videos (show all)

Text ERF to 44321
Hearing Aid Service + Homemade Jewelry Trade with Dr. Dornton and Ms. Maloney
Congratulations, Dr. Nayak!
Jazz at Burns Court Bistro
Lunch & Learn - Hypercausis (Severe noise intolerance)
Lunch & Learn May 16, 2019Topic:  Hyperacusis (Severe noise intolerance)Presentation by: Dr. Herbert SilversteinLecture ...

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1901 Floyd St
Sarasota, FL
34239

General information

In 1979, President and Founder, Dr. Herbert Silverstein established the Ear Research Foundation, Inc., in Sarasota, Florida, 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 Foundation is a non-profit, 501C-3 organization, registered through the State of Florida.

Donations can be made online at www.EarRF.org/donate-now

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
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