Brian J. Fligor, Sc.D.
Brian J. Fligor, Sc.D., is director of Diagnostic Audiology at Boston Children's Hospital and an instructor in otology and laryngology at Harvard Medical School. His primary research interests are investigating causes of acquired hearing loss from ototoxicity and noise.
His publications describing factors associated with hearing loss from medical interventions have helped shape recommendations by the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (2007) and proposed new international ototoxicity grading scales for patients treated with chemotherapy.
Dr. Fligor's work on the potential for noise-induced hearing loss from using portable listening devices with headphones received considerable popular media attention, including being spoofed on David Letterman's show in 2005.
He is principal audiologist in the Boston Children's Hospital Musicians' Hearing Program, a clinical service geared toward enrolling musicians and music enthusiasts in a hearing loss prevention program.