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Shlomo Silman
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College|CUNY Graduate Center
Phone: (718) 758 8118
Degrees/Diplomas: New York University, New York, NY Ph.D. , Audiology Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY M.S., Audiology Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel B.A.History and Basic Sciences
Academic Title: Presidential Professor
Academic Affiliation: Speech Communication Arts & Sciences, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Audiology and Speech and Hearing Sciences, Graduate Center, CUNY

Selected Publications:

Books, Chapters, and Special Issues (selected)

  • Silman S, Silverman CA. (1991,1997). Auditory Diagnosis: Principles and Applications. Orlando, FL: Academic Press (1991), San Diego: Singular Publishing (1997).

  • Silman S. (Ed.) (1984). The Acoustic Reflex: Basic Principles and Clinical Applications. New York: Academic Press.

Articles (Selected)

  • Silman S, Arick DS, Emmer MB. (2005). Non-surgical home treatment of middle-ear effusion and associated hearing loss in children. Part II: Clinical trials - validation. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal 84(10):646, 648, 650 passim.

  • Arick DS, Silman S. (2005). Non-surgical home treatment of middle-ear effusion and associated hearing loss in children. Part I: Clinical trials. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal 84(9):567-578.

  • Silman S, Arick DS. (1999). Efficacy of a modified Politzer apparatus in management of eustachian tube dysfunction in adults. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 10:496-501.

  • Silman S, Jerger JF, Fanning B, Silverman CA, Emmer MB. (1998). Asymmetric suprathreshold speech recognition and the telephone ear phenomenon. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 5:380-384.

  • Silman S. (1995). Binaural interference in multiple sclerosis: Case study. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 6:193-196. Invited article.

  • Silman S, Silverman CA, Arick, D. (1992). Acoustic-immittance screening for detection of middle-ear effusion in children. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 3:262-268.

  • Silman S, Gelfand SA, Silverman CA. (1984). Late-onset auditory deprivation: Effects of monaural versus binaural hearing aids. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 76:1357-1362.

Selected Grants:

  • Silman S & Arick D (Arisil Instruments Inc.) Non-surgical device for the treatment of middle-ear effusion. Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Programs, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services Award of $966,483 (9/10/01-12/31/04) Contracted to Brooklyn College, CUNY (Principal Investigators: Silman and Arick; Project Director: Silman).

Selected Patents:

  • "Earclear" (now called EarPoppper) was co-invented by patentees Daniel Arick, M.D. and Shlomo Silman, Ph.D. Earclear is an apparatus for equalizing the pressure in the middle ear as a nonsurgical treatment for serous otitis media. Patent numbers 5,419,672 (issued on 5/30/95) and 5,885,242 (issued on 3/23/99).

Reviewer:

Numerous journals including, Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, and Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (Editorial Associate), Pediatrics, Perceptual and Motor Skills

Selected Media Interviews and Coverage:

Academic and Professional Honors:

  • 2006: Recipient (with Dr. Daniel S. Arick) of a National Tibbetts Award (Category: Medical) for ARISIL, Inc., through which the EarPopper was developed and evaluated. (Candidates for the National Tibbetts Awards must have received prior funding through the NIH SBIR program.) For more information about the NIH Tibbetts Award click here: http://nihrecord.od.nih.gov/newsletters/2006/10_20_2006/milestones.htm.

  • 2003: 2002 Journal of the American Academy of Audiology Editor's Award

  • 2001: Medal awarded (10/24/01) from the Escola Paulista Medicina, the medical school of the Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Medal was awarded for humanitarian work with the hearing impaired of Sao Paulo, Brazil and for scientific achievements in middle-ear effusion and auditory deprivation.

  • 1997: Recipient of the League for the Hard of Hearing Harriet Jones Award in Audiology

  • 1993: Professional Achievement Award, New York City Speech Hearing Language Association

  • City University of New York Faculty Honoree

  • Mature Media National Award Presented for "Stay tuned: The challenge of hearing loss", Division: Media, Category: Videotape

  • 1989: Distinguished Achievement Award, New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association

  • 1988: Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

  • 1984: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Louis M. DiCarlo Award (monetary award), Honorable Mention, and New York State American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Clinical Achievement Award

Education:

  • New York University, New York, NY Ph.D. , Audiology

  • Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY M.S., Audiology

  • Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel B.A.History and Basic Sciences