Boston’s Choice for Hearing Care

About Tobias & Battite Hearing Wellness

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.

Boston audiologist with patient

Boston’s Choice for Hearing Care

About Tobias & Battite Hearing Wellness


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.



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Boston audiologist with patient

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.

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 | Camille C. Catalano, HIS | Patricia Lavelle, AuD | Nicolette Pero, HIS | Halie Paperno, AuD

Audiologist in Boston Brian J. Fligor


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

Beverly Hearing Instrument Specialist Camille C. Catalano

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

Beverly audiologist Patricia Lavelle

Patricia Lavelle, AuD

Staff Audiologist

Dr. Lavelle is a Brooklyn, New York native and completed her undergraduate degree inSpeech-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

Halie Paperno Audilogist in Boston and Beverly

Halie Paperno, AuD

Staff Audiologist

Dr. Paperno is a Massachusetts native and completed her undergraduate studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University in 2005. She earned her doctorate in Audiology from Northeastern University in 2009, and she is Board Certified in Audiology by the American Board of Audiology. Dr. Paperno has over 10 years of experience in fitting and dispensing hearing aids, as well as diagnosing and treating vestibular disorders. She is very excited to be working back on the North Shore, close to her hometown of Marblehead, where she currently resides with her husband and two young sons. In her spare time Halie enjoys exercising, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.


Beautiful sounds: ocean waves and an island breeze

Nicolette Pero Boston Hearing Instrument Specialist

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

Tobias & Battite Hearing Wellness Support Staff

Linda Hering | Louise Wheeler | Roberta Battite

Linda Hering Beverly Hearing Care Patient Care Coordinator

Linda Hering

Patient Care Coordinator, Beverly Office

Ms. Hering is a native of Massachusetts and long time resident of Beverly. She has considerable experience working in the medical claims review and payment processing industry, particularly in Stop Loss Insurance Coverage and Union Employee plans. Between her time working in the insurance industry and joining Tobias & Battite, Linda spent several years with Beverly Bank. She is well known in Beverly as the first person to greet customers who came into the bank. In her spare time, Linda enjoys spending time with her family (including her husband, cats, and 9 nieces and nephews), photographing nature (especially sunrises and sunsets), and cooking. According to Linda, "Food = Love!"


Beautiful sounds: ocean waves hitting the shore, seagulls cawing, and bird song

Louise Wheeler Boston Audiologist Assistant-in-Training

Louise Boyd

Audiologist Assistant-in-Training

Ms. Louise Boyd 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

Roberta Battie Boston Audiologist Patient Care Coordinator

Roberta Battite

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.


  • "I have been a customer since 2006 and I am about to purchase my 4th set of hearing aids from the Boston Tobias and Battite location. The customer service is second to none. I have been provided with the options to explore the most-suitable and optimum hearing experience."

    A.C.

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    "I was delighted by how comfortable and fast the Lantos ear canal scan was. This is definitely the best way to get fitted for hearing aids and ear plugs. Professional and friendly staff. Very [easy] access to this office from Park Street station or by parking under Boston Common."

    A.H.


  • "I highly recommend Dr. Fligor and applaud his perseverance to fit me with the right hearing aids and molds, and then optimize the programming for me. For the first time in many years, I can carry a conversation in a noisy restaurant, turn off the closed captions on the television, and stop repeatedly asking, “What did you say?” My quality of life is much improved, and my wife is much happier, too. Thank you, Dr. Fligor."

    D.S.


  • "Great experience getting impressions done for in-ear monitors. Nikki explained it all clearly and my appointment was on time, fast, and resulted in perfect impressions for custom monitors. I am already eyeing a second set of custom monitors. I'll definitely come back to Tobias & Battite."

    J.M.


  • "I have been involved with Tobias & Battite for as long as I can remember. First, my brother's aids were from T&B with the original owners. Personally, I've worked here 3 times now. You will not find better care and support with any hearing loss or earmold monitors."

    L.M.B.


  • "Because I am a classical concert pianist, I wanted an audiologist who really understands the problems of musicians. Brian Fligor is that person. I am very pleased with his work, and with the fine-tuning we have done. It feels good to be in the hands of a true expert. His willingness to tackle the most complicated challenges is the difference between very good and excellent. He is on the cutting edge of his field. "

    M.L.


  • "Dr. Fligor helped me with custom earpieces for Etymotic headphones. They are so awesome. I listened to a song that I love because it’s packed with instruments and tons of music. I’ve listened to it 100+ times with regular headphones but it’s a whole new ballgame with these. You can pick out every sound. So cool, thanks."

    R.C.


  • "I visited Tobias & Battite because they provide hearing aids. The service we received was outstanding. Camille Catalano is not only a professional but an extraordinary human being. She is caring and goes beyond to provide exceptional service. My mom and I are very grateful to Camille."

    S.M.


  • "I will not go to any other places for my hearing aids to be repaired or otherwise. Excellent service. The people are very friendly and do a good job."

    W.G.