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Silverstein InstituteOver the past few decades, the field of otolaryngology has expanded from ENT (ear, nose, throat) care, to a regional specialty of the head and neck. If you have an ear or sinus problem, such as Meniere's Disease, ringing in your ears, dizziness, or hearing loss, you've come to the right place! The Silverstein Institute in Sarasota and Venice,  Florida is the world's leading research center for diagnosing, treating, and curing ENT disorders, including Meniere's Disease. Founded in 1979 by renowned ear surgeon, clinical research specialist and Meniere's treatment pioneer Herbert Silverstein, MD, the Silverstein Institute is composed of four main divisions and staffed by over 50 medical specialists with a wide range of expertise who are setting higher standards in ENT care. We have office locations in Sarasota, Venice and Lakewood Ranch.

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Thank you for putting my mind at Ease

Dr. Jack Wazen,
Just a brief note to thank you for caring for my health and putting my mind at ease with your medical results.

Also, I would like to advise you of the kind consideration extended to me by your receptionist, Sara, and Medical Assistant, Mario.
As always, with thanks and appreciation, I remain.

-- VB --

You fixed My Ears

Dear Dr. Silverstein,
You have not only fixed my ear, but you have gone above and beyond to bless me with a more affordable bill. Thank You.

You are an amazing, talented, friendly and generous man. I know that others notice your exceptional character. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future.

-- JM --

Hyperacusis Surgery Gave Me My Life Back

Dear Dr. Wazen
I will be forever grateful to the Silverstein Institute of Sarasota/Venice. Before my ear surgery for Hyperacusis, I would hardly leave my home because loud noises such as train whistles, babies crying, doors slamming, etc. would make my ears and head hurt so bad I would instantly cover my ears to avoid the noises. I had stopped socializing with friends. Restaurants were definitely out of the picture.

After my surgery I am a different person. I can hear on the telephone much better. I do not have to have a special speaker beside me to watch television and I no longer have to wear ear plugs in public.
I have my life back. Thank you so much for this wonderful gift.

-- LS --

Ringing in my Ears

Dr. Silverstein,
Thank you to you and your amazing staff for helping me get rid of my Vertigo and reducing the “ringing in my ears”.

-- DS --

Thank You for Treating My Meniere’s Disease

Dear Dr. Silverstein,
Words cannot begin to describe my feelings of gratitude for your help in my fight with Meniere’s disease.

When I first came to you in 2011, I felt helpless as I had been battling with severe vertigo attacks for several years. My struggle with Meniere’s was so severe and debilitating, that I felt like giving up on life and I truly believe that if it had continued, I would have.
I have now lived 5 years symptom free and I cannot express the comfort and relief that it has brought me. I am incredibly thankful each day for what you have done for me and I hope you never forget how much God loves and uses you each day to brighten the lives around you. You are forever in my prayers.

-- BB --
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Over 300 professional research papers documenting the leading edge work of the Silverstein Institute have been published in professional journals and publications over the past 20 years.

Herbert Silverstein, MD, FACS - Dr. Silverstein is the president and founder of Florida Ear & Sinus Center and the Ear Research Foundation, has been consistently recognized since 1979 as one the "Best Physicians in the USA." He has been a leader in otology (science of the ear) for more than 25 years.

Seth I. Rosenberg, MD, FACS - A specialist in ear disease and sinus disorders, Dr. Rosenberg adds a valuable complement to services at Florida Ear & Sinus Center. He is interested in pediatric otolaryngology, facial nerve disorders and skull base disorders.

Jack J. Wazen, MD, FACS - The Silverstein Institute proudly welcomes back its first research fellow Jack Wazen, MD, as a partner in our practice. Since leaving Sarasota in 1983, Dr. Wazen built a successful Ear, Nose & Throat specialty practice in New York and spent the past 23 years as a researcher, professor and practitioner with Columbia University and the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

Herbert Silverstein is not only a dedicated physician, researcher, professor and philanthropist - he is also an accomplished musician. Fascinated by the complicated rhythms of the jazz idiom, Dr. Silverstein has been challenged to perform the music he so enjoyed while growing up. Not only has he learned to interpret the jazz classics, he has succeeded in composing many exciting jazz pieces. All proceeds from his recordings benefit the Ear Research Foundation, helping to bring the gift of sound to those forced to live in silence.

Click hear to see a list Silverstein's CDs, read reviews, and listen to individual tracks.

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