MAY 2011 – The American Hearing Research Foundation has added Sam Marzo, MD, to its board of directors. Dr. Marzo is a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Loyola University Health System of Chicago. He is the Director of the Loyola Hearing & Balance Center, and the Residency Program Director. Dr. Marzo is also the Director of the Parmly Hearing Institute, a research center at Loyola dedicate to hearing research. The Institute is currently investigating cranial nerve injuries and auditory nerve tumors as well as the effect of Vicodin on hearing loss. In 2010, Dr. Marzo began offering the Envoy Esteem implantable hearing aid, the first implantable hearing available.
After attending medical school and completing an Otolarygology residency at Loyola, he went on to a fellowship in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at the Otology Group in Nashville, Tennessee. His practice is limited to Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery. His interests include the medical and surgical management of diseases of the ear, facial nerve and base of skull. He is an expert in ear surgery, cochlear implants, BAHA hearing restoration, facial nerve disorders and acoustic neuromas. He has ongoing research projects in facial nerve injury and regeneration, as well as intratympanic therapy for sudden hearing loss.