About Tobias & Battite - Boston Hearing Aids
Boston’s Choice for Hearing Care
About Tobias & Battite
Tobias and Battite was founded in 1974 to bring expert hearing healthcare to Boston. We aim to give our patients the highest quality of care, tailored to their individual needs. We combine the legacy of 45 years of trust with the most cutting-edge technology available.
What makes us different
While there are other hearing healthcare providers in New England, we stand out above the rest. We have a reputation for professionalism, reliability, and bringing a personal touch to help every patient. You can hear what our patients have to say about us in their own words.
Part of the Boston community for nearly four decades
We're not a fly-by-night establishment. We are here to stay, and many of our patients have trusted us with their hearing for years.
Independent audiology practice
We don't have to worry about matching anyone else's sales goals or time restrictions, and we aren't limited to selling a particular brand of hearing aid. Our only concern is what is best for our patients.
Full staff of audiologists and hearing instrument specialists
You're not just gaining the expertise of one professional. You'll also be supported by the knowledge of an entire team.
A TEAM OF EXPERTS
Meet Our Staff
Our staff members have a wealth of experience from diverse backgrounds. We work together collaboratively to figure out the best solutions for our patients. We're united by our dedication to our patients, our technical expertise, and our skill at adapting what we've learned over the years to the needs of individual patients.
Tobias & Battite Staff Clinicians
Brian J. Fligor, PhD, PASC
Staff Audiologist, President
Dr. Fligor is an Ohio native, and earned his bachelors in biomedical engineering and doctorate in audiology from Boston University. He is board certified in audiology with a specialty in pediatric audiology, and author of Understanding Childhood Hearing Loss (Rowman & Littlefield, Oct 2015). He is adjunct audiology faculty at Salus University (Elkins Park, PA) and consultant to the World Health Organization. He sees patients of all ages, and has special interests in treating sound disorders (tinnitus and sound hypersensitivity) and noise-induced hearing loss, particularly in musicians. He and his wife have four children. In his spare time, he plays acoustic guitar and coaches kids’ soccer
Beautiful sounds: Acoustic guitar, children laughing
Camille C. Catalano, HIS
Staff Hearing Instrument Specialist, Director of Operations
Ms. Catalano is a Massachusetts native and is a hearing instrument specialist with over 30 years of experience, and is daughter of one of the founders of Tobias & Battite, Inc. Until late 2018, she was longtime owner of the practice, and continues providing leadership as the practice’s director of operations. Ms. Catalano is a member of the Board of Registration of Hearing Instrument Specialists for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure. She is also a member of the International Hearing Society and member of the Massachusetts Hearing Society. Outside of work, she enjoys time with family and friends, particularly boating on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Beautiful sound: Roaring of ocean waves
Patricia Lavelle, AuD
Dr. Lavelle is a Brooklyn, New York native and completed her undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Children Studies at CUNY Macaulay Honors College in 2014. She earned her doctorate in Audiology at Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 2018. She is Board Certified in Audiology by the American Board of Audiology. She enjoys working with people of all ages to help best address their unique communication needs. When she is not in the office, you can most likely find her clipped in at a spin class, watching football (go Pats!), or enjoying a beach day.
Beautiful sounds: Ocean waves, the pop of a bottle of champagne being uncorked
Nicolette Pero, HIS
Staff Hearing Instrument Specialist
Ms. Pero (“Nikki”) is a Massachusetts native, 30-year resident of New Hampshire, and also daughter of one of the founders of Tobias & Battite, Inc. She attended Boston University 1975-1977 pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy, obtained her Associates Degree and pursued her entrepreneurial spirit, opening a retail business, which she owned and operated for over 7 years. She completed her Hearing Instrument Specialist education and training and joined Tobias & Battite, Inc. in 1991. She works with patients of all ages. Outside of work, she enjoys time with her family (including her two dogs – English bullmastiffs), and playing acoustic guitar.
Beautiful sounds: Rainstorms, acoustic guitar
Cara C. Capozzi, AuD
Dr. Capozzi is a Wakefield, MA native and completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders at Emerson College in 2011. She earned her doctorate in audiology at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 2015. She enjoys working with people of all ages, providing compassionate hearing healthcare with an emphasis on comprehensive hearing aid fitting and counseling, tinnitus management, and hearing conservation. In her spare time, she loves hiking and camping with her husband and dog.
Dr. Capozzi is bilingual in English and American Sign Language.
Beautiful sounds: Symphony orchestras
Stephanie De La Cruz-Arias
Patient Care Coordinator, Beverly Office
Ms. De La Cruz-Arias was born in Lynn, MA, and raised in Florida and in Massachusetts. She has almost 20 years experience in healthcare administration, including patient intake and managing insurance benefits eligibility in primary care, behavioral health, and audiology practices. Stephanie is a soprano vocalist and active in her church music ministry, and she and her husband are active in the local Dominican community.
Stephanie is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Beautiful sounds: Woodwind instruments, violin, and piano
Ms. Louise Wheeler is originally from Wareham, MA. She grew up with a deaf brother who used hearing aids, fitted by Tobias & Battite's founder, Robert Battite. She enjoys working with people of all ages, and in her paraprofessional role, she assists with in-office repairs and instrument troubleshooting. She knows basic sign language and learning more. She has an associate’s degree in Business. In her spare time, Louise enjoys spending time with her family, lighthouses and crafts.
Beautiful sounds: Grandchildren's laughs, music
Ms. Roberta Battite is a Massachusetts native, and daughter of the founder of Tobias & Battite. She is a Wilmington, MA resident with many years of Medical Insurance and Billing knowledge with great organizational skills. Accompanied with a wonderful blend of customer service and clerical skills, she combines a warm, caring demeanor with a passion for helping patients and providing customer service. If you need help with scheduling or have questions regarding your insurance benefits, Roberta is available to assist you
Beautiful sounds: Ocean waves, piano, violin, and cello
New England's Premiere Hearing Healthcare Specialists
We've been treating hearing loss in the Boston area for over 45 years. Our compassionate, personal approach to hearing healthcare is why patients have trusted us with their hearing for generations. That patient loyalty means the world to us.