Greater Boston Chapter
October 6, 2014
Meeting Notice
Audio Professionals With Music-Induced Hearing Disorders: A Joint Meeting with Northeastern University Student Chapter

Featured Speaker:

Brian Fligor, Sc.D., is Chief Audiology Officer at Lantos Technologies and maintains a private practice (Boston Audiology Consultants) geared toward treatment of hearing disorders in musicians. Previously, Dr. Fligor was Director of Diagnostic Audiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Fligor’s publications on hearing loss risk from music received considerable popular media attention, including being spoofed on the David Letterman Show in 2005. His publications on ototoxicity were incorporated into the JCIH Position Statement (2007) and helped shape a new unified international chemotherapy ototoxicity grading scale. He holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Sc.D. in Audiology from Boston University.Description:
Intense sound is often an unwanted byproduct potentially affecting the hearing of workers in noisy industries. For audio professionals, intense sound is the purpose of the occupational activity. The audio professional needs to hear acoustic cues with exquisite precision in order to perform. Unfortunately, participating in activities with intense sound risks temporary and/or permanent injury to the delicate structures of the ear. This presentation will discuss opportunities for mitigation of risk for auditory injury without interfering with performance. As well, this presentation will review the diagnostic process to determine severity of existing hearing disorders, and ameliorative measures to help the audio professional continue to pursue their passion.
Monday, October 6, 2014

7:00 PM – Refreshments
7:15 PM – Presentation

Northeastern University
West Village G, Room 108
Boston, MA

Parking is available at several area parking garages or on the street in designated locations

MBTA – 39 bus
MBTA – Green Line to Northeastern Station
MBTA – Orange Line to Ruggles Station

The meeting is free to GBC/ASA members. Members are encouraged to invite interested colleagues and friends of the chapter to attend. We request a suggested donation of $3 from non-members to help cover the cost of food.

The Northeastern University Student Chapter is a newly established chapter and they are very excited to build relations with GBC. For more information please check out:

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