Upstate University Hospital ENT Specialists

Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists

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Upstate University Hospital ENT Specialists
Upstate University Hospital - Community Campus
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Physician Office Building North, Suite 4P
4900 Broad Road, Syracuse, NY 13215
Phone: 315 492-3741
Fax: 315 492-5791

Brian D Nicholas, MD

Brian D Nicholas, MD
Appointed 08/26/13
Upstate University Hospital - Community Campus
4900 Broad Road
Syracuse, NY 13215

315 492-3741

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences: Otology/Neurotology


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University of Virginia, 2013, Otology/Neurotology
  • Residency: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2011, Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

  • Medical and surgical treatment for hearing and balance disorders, cochlear implants, surgery and Gamma knife radiation for acoustic neuromas/vestibular schwannomas, ototoxicity, aural atresia, bone anchored hearing aids

Specialties & Certification

  • Otolaryngology
  • Neurotology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Deafness in Adult
  • Earache
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Skull Base Tumors


  • Adults and Children


  • Acoustic Neuroma Resection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Tympanoplasty

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
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Specializing in treating adults and children for diseases of the ear including:

  • Hearing Loss
  • Ear infections
  • Acoustic Neuromas and other skull based tumors
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Otosclerosis
  • Balance Disorders
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Skull Base tumors
  • Facial nerve disorders

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD):

  • Men are more likely to experience hearing loss than women.
  • Roughly 25 million Americans have experienced tinnitus or ringing in the ear. Of adults ages 65 and older in the United States, 12.3 percent of men and nearly 14 percent of women are affected.
  • Approximately 17 percent (36 million) of American adults report some degree of hearing loss.
  • There is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss: 18 percent of American adults 45-64 years old, 30 percent of adults 65-74 years old, and 47 percent of adults 75 years old or older have a hearing loss.
  • The NIDCD estimates that approximately 15 percent (26 million) of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have high frequency hearing loss due to exposure to loud sounds or noise at work or in leisure activities.

Hearing issues or hearing loss impacting children:

  • United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing. Nine out of every 10 children who are born deaf are born to parents who can hear.
  • Three out of 4 children experience ear infection (otitis media) by the time they are 3 years old.
  • Only 1 out of 5 people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears one.
  • Approximately 188,000 people worldwide have received cochlear implants. In the United States, roughly 41,500 adults and 25,500 children have received them.

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