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Thomas W. Vris, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists of Norwalk


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Norwalk, CT 86851
Phone: 203-866-6671

Dr. Thomas Vris Develops Innovative Approach to Treating Hearing Loss

NORWALK – Thomas W. Vris, MD of the Norwalk area, Chief of Otolaryngology at Norwalk Hospital, has developed a new treatment for sudden idiopathic hearing loss, which so far has resulted in a better success rate than previous treatments and is being used by top specialists in the nation.

Sudden idiopathic hearing loss is a condition in which the nerve in the inner ear turns off resulting often in permanent hearing loss. Symptoms are a sudden loss of hearing sometimes associated with dizziness. Patients with these symptoms should be seen by a specialist as soon as possible for the best chance of recovery. A manuscript on this new repair technique for the inner ear, developed by Dr. Vris, has been submitted, together with Dr. K.J. Lee, past president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, for publication in a national medical journal.

Dr. Vris was recently presented to Queen Elizabeth of England at St. James Palace as part of a group of people recognized for their contributions. On the local level, last month, he received one of the distinguished awards at the annual Gold Eagle Dinner of the Irish Brigade at The country Club of New Canaan.

Dr. Vris has participated in advanced ontological surgery as a guest surgeon at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, California. This world-renowned institute is dedicated to advancing the field of otolaryngology through research and education.

Dr. Vris has been internationally recognized in Who’s Who in American Medicine as an ear, nose and throat expert. He specializes in sinus surgery as well as ear surgery. He is listed in the Guide to America’s Top Doctors as well as in Who’s Who in America. He has been listed in several local guides including Castle Connolly’s Guild to Best Doctors in the New York region.

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Dr. Vris holds a B.A. degree from Columbia University, New York, and an M.D. degree from New York University School of Medicine.

He completed his surgical residency training at Harvard Medical School and Peter Brent Brigham Hospital (now Brigham and Women’s) in Boston, MA. He pursued his specialty training at Yale Medical School in New Haven, CT, and served as Chief Resident at Yale New Haven Hospital and later as a member of the Faculty at Yale.

Dr. Vris is a Fellow of the American Academy of Head & Neck Surgery and a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Fairfield County Medical Association. He is also a member and past president of the Norwalk Medical Society and past member of the Board of Trustees of Norwalk Hospital.

Dr. Vris has a private practice at 10 Mott Avenue in Norwalk.

Read the original article from Norwalk Hospital here.

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