Center for Hearing and Balance Disorders

The Center for Hearing and Balance Disorders at the New York Head and Neck Institute of North Shore-LIJ Health System is made up of a talented group of highly regarded physicians who use the most modern technology and techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of ear disorders (otology). Highly skilled otologists work with other skilled professionals in the evaluation of hearing, fitting of hearing aids and testing of balance. In addition, speech-language pathologists aid in the rehabilitation of speech in profoundly deaf individuals.

Ear problems treated at the Center range from simple infections of the ear canal (swimmer's ear) to tumors of the nerve. Treatments for these conditions vary. Some require the use of sophisticated computerized instruments to localize the cause and location of a hearing loss or balance disorders. Others require cochlear implants, which restore hearing to the deaf.

Our center offers patients one location for the diagnosis and treatment of the many diseases and functional disorders of the ear. We also provide patients with the seamless input of several highly trained professionals to rapidly address and solve ear problems.

For a more detailed discussion of symptoms and treatments, please see the links above.

 
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Ian S. Storper, MD, FACS

Ian S. Storper, MD, FACS

Ian S. Storper, MD, FACS is the Director of the Center for Hearing and Balance Disorders.


Elliot Goldofsky, MD

Elliot Goldofsky, MD

Elliot Goldofsky, MD specializes in treatment of ear disease, including acute and chronic ear infections, hearing loss, tinnitus, and more.


Ruth Reisman, AuD, F-AAA, CCC-A

Ruth Reisman, AuD, F-AAA, CCC-A

Dr. Reisman is a licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser in New York State. She holds certification by the American Speech and Hearing Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.