More than 28 million people in the United States suffer from some degree of hearing loss. There are numerous factors that can contribute to hearing impairment, from a single traumatic event to chronic or progressive medical conditions.
NYOG’s Hearing & Balance Center provides the most specialized care for the evaluation, prevention and treatment of hearing loss and related conditions in the greater New York region. While patients come to Dr. Sperling and his team for treatment of the full range of illnesses affecting the ear, the Center’s particular expertise is in treating and diagnosing Otitis Media, Otosclerosis, Cholesteatoma, and Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease.
You may have hearing loss and not even be aware of it. Often due to the natural aging process or long exposure to loud noise or other causes, many people experience some type of hearing loss at some point in life. Learn more about Hearing Loss
Approximately 36 million people in this country suffer from tinnitus or head noises. Intermittent sound or an annoying continuous sounds or ringing in one or both ears is the most common complaint. Learn more about Tinnitus
An infection, or something even more serious might be the reason behind a persistent ear pain. If you experience and ear ache for more than 24 hours, come in and see us for a consultation. Prolonged ear infections can result in permanent hearing loss. Learn more about Ear Pain and what might be causing it here.
Otitus Media (Ear Infections)
The most common childhood illness, ear infections are painful and can cause permanent hearing loss. Learn more about Ear Infections (Otitus Media)
A condition of the ear caused when an abnormal growth surrounds the tiny vibrating bones of the middle ear, resulting in conductive hearing loss. Learn more about Otosclerosis
A is a benign growth caused by the build-up of skin cells and protein from the ear canal behind the eardrum. Learn more about Cholesteatoma
Ear Drum Perforation (Ruptured Ear Drum)
Perforations or ruptures of the ear drum are usually the result of an injury or repeated infections. Learn more about Ear Drum Perforation
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
While autoimmune inner ear disease is a uncommon disease with which most doctors are unfamiliar, Dr. Sperling has extensive experience treating this rather rare condition. Learn more about this condition
Vertigo & Balance Disorders
Disorders of the ear can impact your sense of equilibrium — this may or may not affect the hearing. Learn more about Vertigo & Balance Disorders
Vertigo (a spinning or dizzy feeling) is often a symptom of Meniere’s Disease, which occurs when there are excess fluids and pressure in the inner ear. Learn more about Meniere’s Disease