Meet the Center for Hearing and Balance Team
Maura K. Cosetti, MD is the Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at the Mount Sinai Health System. She is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery with additional qualification and board certification in Neurotology. Dr. Cosetti completed accredited fellowship training in Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery at New York University. She has authored more than 50 articles and chapters and has presented at various national and international specialty meetings.
Dr. Cosetti’s clinical interests and expertise include pediatric and adult hearing disorders, cochlear implantation, exclusively endoscopic ear surgery, skull base surgery, facial nerve disorders, chronic ear disease, otosclerosis, vestibular and balance disorders, and Neurofibromatosis Type II.
Enrique R. Perez, MD is the Director of Otology at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Fluent in English and Spanish, he completed his accredited fellowship training in Neurotology-Skull Base Surgery at the University of Miami Ear Institute.
His clinical interests and expertise include the medical and surgical management of adult and pediatric hearing disorders; cochlear implantation; endoscopic middle ear surgery for chronic otitis and tympanic membrane perforations; otosclerosis; vestibular and balance disorders; facial nerve disorders; benign and malignant tumors of the lateral skull base; Neurofibromatosis Type II; and repairs of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) otorrhea and temporal bone encephalocele. Additionally, he has co-authored numerous textbook chapters and published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals in otolaryngology, neurotology and neurosurgery.
Bess Nagler, AuD., CCC-A is the clinical manager of audiology at the Center for Hearing and Balance. She completed her audiology residency at Weill Cornell Medical College and joined the Mount Sinai's Center for Hearing and Balance in 2013. She received her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her doctoral thesis examined music perception and listening habits in young adult users of cochlear implants. Clinical expertise includes the comprehensive audiological diagnostic testing in adults and pediatrics, audiological rehabilitation including the management of hearing aids, bone anchored hearing systems, and cochlear implants in the adult population, auditory electrophysiology, management of tinnitus, and custom In-Ear-Monitors for musicians. Dr. Nagler is licensed in Audiology through the New York State Department of Education and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
Melissa Hurtado, Au.D., CCC-A is a clinical audiologist at the Hearing and Balance Center. She received her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from the Long Island Consortium in 2017. She completed her residency at New York City Hearing Associates, PLLC where she continued to work for three years prior to joining the Mount Sinai Faculty Practice Associates in 2020. Her doctoral thesis examined the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss in users of recreational bone conduction headsets. Bilingual in English and Spanish, her clinical expertise includes comprehensive audiological diagnostic testing in the adult population, audiological rehabilitation including management of hearing aids, bone anchored hearing systems, and cochlear implants in the adult population, auditory electrophysiology, management of tinnitus, and custom In-Ear-Monitors for musicians. Dr. Hurtado is licensed in Audiology through the New York State Department of Education and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).