Musicians, audio engineers, and music lovers in general have specific listening needs to not just hear the music, but to connect with it emotionally. Unfortunately, many musical experiences are capable of causing wear-and-tear on the ear, permanently robbing the music lover of access to the desired emotional reaction. Hearing loss and tinnitus (phantom ringing, buzzing, or hissing noises in the ear or head) are common injuries resulting from wear-and-tear on the delicate structures of the ear. Fortunately, there is help. It is the mission of Boston Audiology Consultants and the Musicians' Hearing Program to allow musicians and music lovers to remain safe in their chosen sound, with as little impact on their musical experience as possible. Hearing injury prevention and treatment is available, and done correctly, can enhance the musician’s ability to monitor, perform, and engage.
Visit the Contact link to book an appointment with Dr. Fligor to enroll in a
hearing loss prevention and treatment program, including being fitted for custom
hearing protection and/or custom in-ear monitors.
Dr. Fligor is a Gold Circle audiologist in Sensaphonics audiologist network and Hearing Solutions Provider for Etymotic Research, Inc..
He is recipient of the Natalie Stukas Hearing Conservation Award (2012) and Active Advocate of the Year Award (2007) for advocating hearing loss prevention in musicians and the general public. He is adjunct professor at Salus University (Elkins Park, PA), teaching Managing the Musician’s Ear to students in the Doctor of Audiology program, GSO School of Audiology.
The image to the left is of a plaque given to Dr. Fligor by BoysLikeGirls in appreciation for audiological care before their first album.
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