Stéphane F. Maison, Ph.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear


Research Summary

Research Area Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Maison is an auditory physiologist studying the peripheral auditory system. His laboratory has developed a variety of techniques for cochlear phenotypic analysis in the mouse model, including surgical techniques to activate or lesion the olivocochlear system in the brainstem of the mouse. Their research aims to identify the mechanisms underlying protection from acoustic injury by exploiting genetic manipulations available in transgenic mouse models and probing the olivocochlear function.

Select Publications

Predicting acoustic vulnerability to acoustic injury using a non-invasive assay of olivocochlear reflex strength. Maison SF, Liberman MC. J Neurosci. 2000;20(12):4701-4707.

Efferent feedback minimizes cochlear neuropathy from moderate noise exposure. Maison SF, Usubuchi H, Liberman MC. J Neurosci. 2013; 33:5542-5552.

Efferent feedback slows cochlear aging. Liberman MC, Liberman LD, Maison SF. J Neurosci. 2014; 34:4599-4607.

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B.S. Biology, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 1994
M.S. Physiology, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 1995
Ph.D. Neurosciences, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 1998

Postgraduate Training

1999 - 2002: Research Fellowship, Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School

Professional Memberships

1999 - present: Association for Research in Otolaryngology
2002 - present: Society for Neuroscience

Advisory Boards

2013 - present: Otolaryngology–BioMed Research International, Editorial Board


Biology of the Inner Ear (SHBT 201), Harvard Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology
Introductory Audiology (CD467), Emerson College