A note from the Society for Middle-Ear Disease Advocate Board Chair…

Effective January 1, 2015, the Society for Middle Ear Disease is now operating under the umbrella of organizations overseen by the Eye & Ear Foundation. Founded in 1895, the Eye & Ear Foundation has responded to the needs of the community, evolving from hospital to research institute to foundation, but throughout its history, its leaders have remained dedicated to supporting education and advancing medical research for the care of patients with eye, ear, nose, throat, head, and neck ailments.  The Eye & Ear Foundation offers a wonderful organizational partnership for the Society for Middle Ear Disease because its purpose aligns so closely with the mission of the Society for Middle Ear Disease.   The Society for Middle-Ear Disease (SMED) is an international, non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting advocacy, research and awareness of the proper treatment of middle ear disease for both patients and clinicians. The Society provides information and support for meeting the challenges of the disease, associated hearing loss, and possible complications.  It is our hope that you will find the Society for Middle Ear Disease’s website to be a great source of practical information.


Ruth Gabig Auld, EdD
Chair of the Society for Middle-Ear Disease Board of Advocates