Dr. Maison is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, a Principal Investigator in the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories at Mass. Eye and Ear, and a nationally-certified and state-licensed clinical audiologist with professional associations including the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Auditory Society (AAS), and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). He received his bachelor degree's in biology, master's degree in physiology, his Ph.D. in Neurosciences, summa cum laude, from the University Claude Bernard in Lyon, France, where he was born. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship in auditory physiology at Harvard Medical School, working under the mentorship of Dr. Charles Liberman. He also received his Doctor of Audiology degree from Northeastern University.
As an auditory physiologist, Dr. Maison studies the peripheral auditory system and has published more than 45 peer-reviewed papers in the field. Having spent nearly 20 years honing his skills in the study of sensorineural hearing loss in animal models, Dr. Maison wants to bring the important research questions back to human subjects in a clinical context. His research interests focus on 1) identifying hidden hearing loss (cochlear synaptopathy) in patients with "normal" audiograms, 2) identifying if tinnitus results from cochlear synaptopathy, and 3) therapies to restore speech intelligibility in adverse environments. His work has recently been featured in many media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, and Consumer Report.