Herb Silverstein is a Medical Doctor. A renowned ear surgeon, inventor, and philanthropist. Founder of the Silverstein Institute and the Ear Research Foundation. Avid snow skier. Athlete. Jazz artist.


In the early 1980s, one of Herb’s sons introduced him to a recording of Chick Corea. This began a long love affair with jazz music. Herb began learning jazz piano and playing this music with friends and colleagues.  And in 1985, he began writing songs.  His keen and analytical mind grasped the chord changes and patterns necessary to make music, but his creative heart and soul carried that knowledge to create some remarkable and beautiful and memorable melodies.


He has recorded with jazz greats such as Bob Berg, Marty Morell, Danny Gottlieb, Richard Drexler, Jack Wilkins, LaRue Nickelson, Jeff Rupert, and many others.


He has produced 15 CDs and written three editions of Jazz Harmony and Improvisation with Richard Drexler which contain 60 of Herb's original compositions.


He and his wife of over 36 years live in Sarasota, FL where he is founder and director of The Silverstein Institute and the Ear Research Foundation. Herb continues in his surgical work, research, and travels extensively to lecture on new techniques to combat hearing loss, dizziness, and Hyperacusis.


You can download his music from his website www.herbsilversteinmd.com


For 40 years, Dr. Herbert Silverstein has been composing Jazz albums to help inspire support for the Ear Research Foundation.  His latest CD and the fifteenth entry into his  remarkable discography  is titled Looking Back, Play It  Again… The CD has reached an impressive number 5 on the Roots Jazz Album Charts this June 2020.


Dr. Silverstein records and plays his music for all to enjoy and to help build awareness about the importance of healthy hearing.  His generous support has allowed the Ear Research Foundation to directly provide care to over 30,000 individuals.  More await help- your contribution allows the Foundation to provide care for the underserved community.


We hope that you consider a monthly donation to support our efforts to make healthy hearing accessible for children, adults, and seniors within our community. Visit www.EarRF.org