The American Institute of Voice and Ear Research



Joseph Sataloff, M.D., D.Sc. (May 1919 - Sept. 2008)

Joseph Sataloff, M.D., D.Sc. (May 1919 - Sept. 2008)

The American Institute for Voice and Ear Research (AIVER) was established to perform basic and clinical research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of ear and voice disorders.

AIVER, the product of two predecessor organizations, dates back to 1960 when Joseph Sataloff, M.D., D.Sc. created the Foundation for Medical Research in Hearing.  In 1982, Joseph Sataloff in collaboration with his son Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A., F.A.C.S., created a public, non-profit entity called the Foundation for American Voice and Ear Research.  In 1988, the organization was renamed The American Institute for Voice and Ear Research (AIVER).

AIVER performs research into communications disorders impairing the voice and/or the ear. Voice disorders afflict more than eighteen million Americans, and more than twice that number have hearing loss. AIVER research enhances scientific understanding, as well as medical diagnosis and treatment. 

We provide a mechanism for conducting research for several physicians, resident physicians and numerous medical students. Most of our research has practical applications for clinical medicine. Consequently, people in the local, national and international community who are disabled by hearing or voice impairments receive treatment based on AIVER research that allows them to return to the workforce. Funding also allows AIVER to employ research staff which impacts the local economy favorably.

In excess of 50,000,000 Americans, and a larger number of people around the world are served by our research. Our research and scientific publications are used nation-wide and worldwide to guide diagnosis and treatment of persons with voice and/or hearing disorders.

You are invited to join the AIVER Team as we work to better the quality of human life. 

Until several years ago, AIVER was funded wholly by private contributions from a small number of individuals. Changes in the economy have made it impossible to continue in this fashion.

AIVER researchers have received major research grants totaling approximately $5,000,000 from private corporations and foundations. However, these funds were all committed to ongoing or now-completed research. Generous private support is needed to permit new research in the coming years.

We invite you to join with us as we continue the work that is still to be done — research in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of hearing, voice, and related disorders. 

AIVER is a not-for-profit (c)(3) corporation; contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We, and the patients who are in need of advanced knowledge and care, thank you for your generosity.