About Eliot Shearer
Dr. Eliot Shearer is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), where he cares for children with a wide range of ear, nose, and throat disorders. He has a special interest in the surgical management of pediatric ear disorders, including hearing loss, ossicular abnormalities, cholesteatoma, bone anchored hearing aids, and cochlear implantation.
Dr. Shearer is currently a member of the Cochlear Implant Program at BCH and is the Principal Investigator of the Translational Hearing Genomics Lab. His laboratory studies the genetics of hearing loss and other ear, nose, and throat disorders. He is internationally recognized for his work in developing a new genetic testing platform for the diagnosis of hearing loss and has written many research articles and several book chapters on the subject. Dr. Shearer also studies ways to improve newborn hearing screen tests using new technologies and ways to improve outcomes for children with cochlear implants.
Dr. Shearer completed his otolaryngology residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at BCH and Harvard Medical School.