Dr. Sperling is Associate Professor and previous director of the Division of Otology in the Department of Otolaryngology. After completing his medical education at New York Medical College and Residency training at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Sperling completed fellowship training in otologic research and surgery in Minneapolis with Dr. Michael Paparella at the Minnesota Ear, Head and Neck Clinic and the University of Minnesota. In concert with the Division of Communicative Disorders at LICH, educational programs in hearing science and ear disease diagnosis and management have been developed. This includes the development of a Cochlear Implant and implantable hearing devices program. Dr. Sperling is also involved with recent advances in intra-tympanic treatment of inner ear disease. Dr. Sperling's special clinical and research interests include otosclerosis, immune-mediated hearing loss, and tympanic membrane retraction.