About the Author
Dr. Mark J. Syms, M.D.

Dr. Mark J. Syms, M.D., is a national leader in hearing technology and one of the first physicians in the country to be board certified in neurotology. He specializes in otology/neurotology and leads Arizona Hearing Center, an organization dedicated to treating hearing loss. He describes himself as the “E” of “ENT”. With more than two decades of experience treating ear problems, he helps tens of thousands of people improve their quality of life. Dr. Syms is “The Hearing Loss Physician”.  Dr. Syms lectures frequently on neurotology locally, nationally, and internationally, is an extensively published author, and is a member of numerous professional, health care and education organizations where he has held leadership positions. Dr. Syms is frequently asked by other physicians to consult on complex hearing cases.

Dr. Syms was born and raised in Philadelphia. He lives in Arizona with his wife, Maria, and their three children, Matthew, Meredith and Marinna. In his free time, he enjoys movies, hiking, skiing, and spending time with his family and their standard poodle, Maizie.  Dr. Syms graduated with honors from Boston College with degrees in biology and philosophy. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his ENT residency training at Tripler Regional Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he treated and saved the lives of many of our heroic veterans. He did his fellowship training at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles, one of the world’s premier surgery organizations.