Hearing Disorders - Hearing Loss, Ear Pain, Infections, Vertigo &Tinnitus

hearing disorders

More than 28 million people in the United States suffer from some degree of hearing loss and other hearing disorders. 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 specialized care for the evaluation, prevention and treatment of hearing loss and related conditions.

An accurate diagnosis of the cause is the first step taken by Dr. Sperling and the doctors at NYOG.

NYOG is a Center of excellence for treatment of  Sudden Hearing loss, Otitis Media, Otosclerosis, Meniere’s Disease, Cholesteatoma, and Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease.

Hearing Loss

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.

Sudden Hearing Loss

The sudden loss of hearing in one ear is a very stressful and serious condition. It is caused by a viral infection of the inner ear nerve in most cases. Rapid evaluation and treatment offers an excellent chance for improvement. Delayed treatment may diminish this chance. Learn more here.

Ear Pain

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.

Otitis 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 abnormal bone growth surrounds the tiny vibrating bones of the middle ear, resulting in conductive hearing loss. Learn more about Otosclerosis


Cholesteatoma 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 one of the uncommon hearing disorders with which most doctors are unfamiliar, Dr. Sperling and the doctors at NYOG have extensive experience treating this 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

Meniere’s Disease

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


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.