Dr. Sperling specializes in surgery for hearing restoration. He is involved in research to improve hearing health care, for patients with otosclerosis and other ear conditions.
Dr. Sperling is on the clinical faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is the part president of the New York Otological Society. He served as the Director of Otology (Ear Surgery) at SUNY-Downstate College of Medicine from 1991-2010. He also serves on the teaching faculty at the Causse Ear Hospital in France, one of the most innovative and experienced centers in the world for Ear surgery and Stapedectomy surgery.
Dr. Sperling graduated with honors from New York Medical College. He completed his post-graduate residency in Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a Fellowship in Otologic surgery and research at the Minnesota Ear Clinic and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Dr. Sperling is the author of numerous medical publications and has edited several textbooks. He has been elected to the New York Otologic Society a group of New York ear experts. He has served on local and national committees including the committee on applicants for the American College of Surgeons, and the implantable devices sub-committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Sperling’s textbook on Otosclerosis:
NYOG proudly announces the publication of a new textbook by Dr. Neil Sperling.
Otosclerosis: Diagnosis, Evaluation, Pathology, Surgical Techniques, and Outcomes
by Chris de Souza, Marcos V. Goycoolea, Neil M. Sperling
“If you want a physician of intensely high skill who can operate through a keyhole slit a few millimeters across and replace the minute ossicles of the ear with titanium parts, then you go see Dr Sperling.” p. 132
In the words of the author Dr. Conrad Fischer: “His patients call Dr. Sperling a miracle worker. I interviewed a dozen of them, and far more than one, even the calmest among them, say the same thing in the same words.” p. 132
With respect to otosclerosis surgery, one patient is quoted in the book as follows: “…in an hour, fifteen years of misery were stopped. I came off the table, and my life was restored back to me. It was instantaneous. I went into the hospital cut off and separate….I left the hospital on the same day happy. I felt like I rejoined the world, but I guess it is better to say that world rejoined me.” p.137
“… I gave away my hearing aids.” p. 137
Another patient who underwent hearing restoration surgery for congenital hearing loss surgery is quoted: “When I came off the table, I could hear everything. It is like living your whole life thinking there was only one dimension, then you find out all of a sudden there are three dimensions that everyone knew about but you did not. In an instant, my entire concept of normal changed.” p.142
Dr. Sperling’s Awards
Dr. Sperling has voted into Best Doctors in America® from 2003—2014
Dr. Neil Sperling has been selected by Castle Connolly as a New York Metro Area Top Doctor in 1997, 1999, 2001—2005
Dr. Sperling has been selected to New York Super Doctor for 2008—2015.
Selected by New York Magazine Best Doctors in NY: 2007, 2008
Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Dr. Sperling’s Radio Interviews:
“Ear Wars: Tinnitus” on WNYC radio:
Ear Wars Tinnitus Lecture
“The How of Hearing Loops” on WNYC radio:
Looped in to Listening Lecture
Dr. Sperling’s Publications
Download Dr. Sperling’s PDF brochure developed for Stapedotomy surgery patients
List of Dr. Sperling’s Lectures and Podcasts
Download: Surgery for Hearing Restoration, by Dr. Neil Sperling
Voted into ‘Best Doctors’ in America: 2003 – 2012
Selected to New York’s Top Doctors: 1997, 1999, 2001 – 2012
Selected by New York Magazine Best Doctors in NY: 2007, 2008
Selected to New York Super Doctors: 2008 – 2013
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Dr. Silver graduated cum laude with honors in Neuroscience from Williams College, and earned her medical degree from the Stritch School of Medicine–Loyola University Chicago. She completed her otolaryngology training at Harvard University.
She is an active member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American College of Surgeons. She has been selected to serve on the Board of Governors Socioeconomic and Grassroots Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Silver has authored many peer-reviewed articles in the field of otolaryngology, including articles published in Laryngoscope, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and JAMA, and she has presented at numerous regional and national meetings, including the Annual Academy Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. At Harvard, she was the recipient of the Jeffrey P. Harris Award for excellence in research.
Her areas of special interest includes:
Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
Diseases and surgery of the ear
Minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery and treatment of sinus disorders
Laryngology and Disorders of the Voice
She is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish.
Dr. Silver has been selected as a “Super Doctors – Rising Star” in 2013 and 2014
Dr Amanda Silver Karcioglu Named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in 2013 and 2014
Dr. Amanda Silver Karcioglu named in Leading Physicians of the World in 2014
Dr. Karcioglu recieved the Jeffrey P. Harris Award – Awarded for excellence in research, June 2011
Dr. Olesia (Alisa) Ivanutenko-Flit was previously the Chief of Audiology at Primary Audiological Services where she specialized in diagnostic audiology and hearing aid dispensing. Dr. Ivanutenko-Flit obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree at the George Washington University in speech and hearing sciences, and earned her Doctorate in clinical Audiology fromSalus University the George Osborne School of Audiology.
Dr. Ivanutenko-Flit completed her fellowship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center where she received expertise in comprehensive audiological evaluations of adults and children, including complete assessment of auditory function, vestibular/balance assessment and treatment, and aural-rehabilitation, including amplification evaluation, fitting and orientation.
She is a published author in Care Management Journal. She has experience working in hospitals, ENT offices and private practices with diverse populations. She is skilled in comprehensive audiological evaluations, vestibular and neuro-audiological testing as well as hearing aid evaluations and dispensing .Dr. Ivanutenko-Flit is a licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser in New York and New Jersey.
Dr. Sheli Lipson graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She then earned her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed her audiology residency at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Lipson’s clinical experience includes performing complete audiological evaluations, hearing aid dispensing and evaluation, and Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing. In addition, she has gained extensive research experience while working for three years at a cochlear implant and hearing loss research lab at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Lipson is a licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser in the State of New York.
Director of Audiology
Dr. Marc D’Aprile, Sc.D. received a scientific doctorate in audiology from Seton Hall University in 2004. He completed his audiology residency at the Manhattan, Brooklyn and St.Albans veterans hospitals. Dr.D’Aprile then went on to work at a major hearing aid manufacturer, where he furthered his knowledge in audiology and advanced hearing aid technology. More recently, Dr. D’Aprile served as Assistant Professor of Audiology at Columbia University.
He is a fellow of the American Speech-language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a current holder of a Certificate of Clinical Competence in audiology (CCC-A), a NY state licensed Audiologist, and hearing aid dispenser.Dr. D’Aprile’s main areas of interest and expertise lie in the fitting and dispensing of state-of-the-art hearing aids, tinnitus management and custom hearing protection. His knowledge base has been maintained through regular attendance in continuing education seminars, national and state conventions, and through the direction of scholarly literature.
Dr. D’Aprile is committed to the success of each patient, which is achieved through the most up-to-date evidence based care. In addition, each of Dr. D’Aprile’s patients are provided custom aural rehabilitation plans which further their understanding of hearing loss and better helps in the acceptance of amplification devices.
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Dr. Scott Yerdon graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He went on to earn a Master of Science (M.S.) in Audiology and a Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Yerdon completed doctoral internships in an audiology practice in northern Virginia and the The River School, a model program serving children with hearing loss in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He finished his training with his residency at Columbia University Medical Center in 2012.
Before starting at New York Otolaryngology, Dr. Yerdon worked at several neighborhood medical centers throughout Brooklyn and Queens performing diognostic testing and dispensing hearing aids with adult populations.
Dr. Yerdon’s clinical experience includes performing complete audiological evaluations, hearing aid dispensing and evaluation, and comprehensive aural rehabilitation. Dr. Yerdon is a licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser in the State of New York.
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Dr. Rachel Marcus received her Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) from The Graduate Center; City University of New York (CUNY) in 2013 and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University in 2004. She completed her residency at The Ear Center of Greensboro in Greensboro, NC. She is a New York State licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser. Dr. Marcus is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA) and currently holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Dr. Marcus has worked in both hospital and private practice settings, performing audiological testing including Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) and Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs) on patients of all ages. She is also experienced in hearing aid services (evaluations, fittings, and adjustments) for all types of devices: hearing aids, cochlear implants, bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA, Ponto, Soundbite), and alternative implantable hearing devices (Maxum™; Esteem®). Dr. Marcus is fluent in Spanish.
Her interests include unilateral hearing loss, congenital conductive hearing losses (microtia and atresia), technologically advanced hearing aids, and assistive listening devices.
Dr. Alison Rooney received her bachelor’s of science degree from The University of Texas at Austin, her masters of science degree from Brooklyn College, and her doctoral degree from The Arizona School of Health Sciences. In her years as a licensed audiologist, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings including a hospital, a single physician neurotology practice, an audiology clinic, and a large multiple office ENT practice. She is licensed in audiology and hearing aid dispensing in New York State. She holds her certificate of clinical competence in Audiology from the American Speech and Hearing Association.