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Brian Robert Peters, M.D.

President – Dallas Hearing Foundation

Dr. Peters has practiced pediatric and adult otology/ neurotology in Dallas for over 20 years. His background includes a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of North Texas followed by his M.D. degree, residency in Otolaryngology, and fellowship in Neurotology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is founder and president of the Dallas Hearing Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving the gift of hearing and speech to children and adults with hearing loss. In this capacity he has helped secure funding and performed cochlear implant surgery on patients from 12 different countries around the world. He is an associate clinical professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He holds memberships in the American Academy of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, the American Neurotologic Society, the Triologic Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Dallas County Medical Society. He is also a member of the Surgeon’s Advisory Board for Med-El Corporation and serves as a speaker and consultant for Cochlear Corporation. He has numerous publications and is a widely traveled speaker. His practice focuses on the treatment of hearing loss and ear disorders in both children and adults including cochlear implantation, Meniere’s Disease, acoustic neuromas, and facial nerve disorders.

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Present Positions and Address

Practicing Otologist/Neurotologist

President, Dallas Ear Institute
7777 Forest Lane, Suite A103
Dallas, Texas 75230

Associate Clinical Professor

Department of Otolaryngology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

President, Dallas Hearing Foundation

1996 to Present

Medical Director

North Texas Ear, Nose, Throat Associates
1999 to present

Editorial Reviewer for Laryngoscope

2010 to present

Member of Surgical Advisory Board, Med El Corporation

Education

January 2, 1988 to December 16, 1988 – Fellowship in Otology/ Neurotology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

1984 to 1988 – Otolaryngology Residency, UTMB, Galveston, Texas

1983 to 1984 – General Surgery Internship, UTMB, Galveston, Texas

1979 to 1983 – Medical School (M.D.), UTMB, Galveston, Texas

1975 to 1983 – North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, B.S. Biochemistry, Magna Cumme Laude

Membership in Scientific Societies

American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
American Neurotology Society
Texas Medical Association
Dallas County Medical Society
The Triologic Society

Board Certification

October 1988 – American Board of Otolaryngology
September 2011- ABO to Neurotology Subspecialty Certification

Licensure Information

1983 Texas

Awards Received

First Place - Department of Otolaryngology Residents Research Day Presentation.
UTMB Galveston, Texas. June 13, 1988.

Second Place - Department of Otolaryngology Residents Research Day Presentation.
UTMB Galveston, Texas. June 13, 1987.

Teaching Responsibilities

Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Lecturer and Practicum Leader, 1987 to 1988.

Junior Lectures in Otolaryngology, Clinical Core Lecturer, 1987 to 1988.

Department of Otolaryngology UTMB Resident Basic Introductory Course Lecturer, 1987 to 1988.

Department of Otolaryngology UTMB Resident Temporal Bone Course Instructor. 1988

Laser Surgery and Safety in Otolaryngology Laboratory Instructor, UTMB and Department of Otolaryngology, Galveston, Texas November 1987.

Temporal Bone Dissection Course and Laboratory Instructor UTMB and Department of Otolaryngology, Galveston, Texas April 1988, August 1989.

Endoscopy Conference Laboratory Instructor, UTMB and Department of Otolaryngology, Galveston, Texas June 1988.

Associate Clinical Professor UTHSC at Dallas, Resident Teaching at Children’s Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital, 1988 to present.

Research Activities

Interobserver Variation in the Interpretation of Find Needle Aspiration of Head and Neck Masses.

The Use of Autologous Fibrin Tissue Adhesive in Reconstruction of the Incus Long Process in Cats.

A Profile of Thyroid Surgery at The University of Texas Medical Branch: A Retrospective Study.

Cosmetic Otoplasty in a Prison Population.

Nucleus 24 Contour Cochlear Implant Clinical Trial Co-investigator 2000

Symphonix Vibrant Soundbridge Implantable Hearing Aid Clinical Trial Co-investigator 2000

Nucleus 24 Contour Adult Bilateral Cochlear Implantation Clinical Trial
Co-investigator 2001

Study of Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children
Co-investigator 2002-2003

Medel Simultaneous Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Adults
Co-investigator 2003

Medel Simultaneous Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children
Co-investigator 2004

Streamlined Cochlear Implant Programming Study
Cochlear Corporation Co-investigator 2004

Nucleus Hybrid Cochlear Implant Feasibility and Second Phase Investigation
Cochlear Corporation 2004

Bilateral Benefit in Adult Users of the Hi Res 90K Bionic Ear System
Advanced Bionics Corporation, Co-investigator 2005-2006

Development of Auditory Skills in Young Deaf Children with Bilateral Cochlear Implants, Advanced Bionics Corporation, Co-investigator, 2007

Evaluation of an Alternative Fixation Method for the Nucleus 5 Cochlear Implant
Cochlear Americas, 2010-2011

Safety and Efficacy of the Cochlear Nucleus CI422 Cochlear Implant in Adults
Cochlear Americas 2014

Publications

Peters BR, Maddox HE, Batsakis JG: Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Middle Ear and Mastoid with Posterior Fossa Extension. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1988; 114: 676-678.

Calhoun KH, Stiernberg CM, Quinn FB, Peters BR: Magnet Extraction of a Frontal Sinus Foreign Body. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988 July;99:76-78.

Peters BR, Schnadig VJ, Zaharopoulos P, Des Jardins L, Hokanson JA, Stiernberg CM, Quinn FB: Interobserver Variation in the Interpretation of Fine Needle Aspiration of Head and Neck Masses. Archives of Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg. 1989; 115: 1438 – 1442.

Peters BR, Strunk CL, Fulmer RP: The Use of Autologous Fibrin Tissue Adhesive for Ossicular Reconstruction in Cats. The American Journal of Otology 1992 November; 13:540-543.

Peters BR; Rationale for Studying Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children. Contact 2003:Vol 17,Number 3:12-16.

Litovsky RY, Parkinson A, Arcaroli J, Peters BR, Lake J, Johnstone P, Yu G; Bilateral Cochlear Implants in Adults and Children. Archives of Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg. 2004;130: 648-655.

Peters BR, Litovsky R, Lake J, Parkinson A; Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children. Cochlear Implants: International Congress Series. November 2004: 462-465.

Peters BR, Lake J; HiRes Benefit in a Bilaterally Implanted Adult. Auditory Research Bulletin, Biennial Edition 2005. Advanced Bionics Corporation 2005:150-151.

Peters BR. Rationale for Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults. Cochlear Corporation Publication. January 2006:1-8.

Litovsky R, Johnstone P, Godar S, Peters B, Lake J. Bilateral Cochlear Implants in Children: Localization Acuity Meaured with Minimum Audible Angle. Ear and Hearing 2006;27;1-17.

Balkany T, Hodges A, Peters B, et al. Nucleus Freedom North American Clinical Trial. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 May;136(5):757-62

Peters B, Litovsky R, Parkinson A, Lake J. Importance of Age and Post-Implantation Experience on Speech Perception Measures in Children with Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implants. Otology& Neurotology 2007, August; 28:649-657.

Peters B. Rationale for Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults. Otology Japan 17(5):603-613, 2007.

Peters B. Pediatric Cochlear Implantation. Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas Quarterly Newsletter, 4th Quarter, October 2007.

Balkany T, Peters B, et al. William House Cochlear Implant Study Group Position Statement on Bilateral Cochlear Implants. Otology & Neurotology 2008, February; 29:107-108.

Loizou P, Litovsky R, Peters B, et al. Speech Recognition by Bilateral Cochlear Implant Users in a Cocktail Party Setting. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 125(1), 372-383.

Peters B, Wyss J, Manrique M. Worldwide Trends in Bilateral Cochlear Implantation. Laryngoscope Supplement, May 2008, Vol 120, Issue 5.

Peters B. Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome. Chapter in “Pediatric Audiology Casebook,” editors Jane Madell and Carol Flexer. Theime Publishing, March 2011.

Peters B. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation. Chapter 11in “Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Hearing Devices,” Editor Michael Ruckenstein, Plural Publishing February 2012.

Wolfe J, Peters B, et al. Evaluation of Speech Recognition of Cochlear Implant Recipients Using a Personal Digital Adaptive Radio Frequency System. J Am Acad Audiol 24:714–724 (2013)

Presentations

Peters BR, Clark WH. A Profile of Thyroid Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch: A Retrospective Study. Department of Otolaryngology Residents Research Day, Galveston, Texas, June 1985

Peters BR, Schnadig VJ, Zaharopoulos P, Des Jardins L, Hokanson JA,
Stiernberg CM, Quinn FB. Interobserver Variation in the Interpretation of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Head and Neck Masses: Initial Report. Department of Otolaryngology Residents Research Day, Galveston, Texas June 1986

Peters BR, Schnadiz VJ, Zaharopoulos P, Des Jardins L, Hokanson JA, 
Stiernberg CM, Quinn FB. Interobserver Variation in the Interpretation of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Head and Neck Masses. Southern Section of the Triologic Society Meeting Santa Fe, New Mexico January 1987

Peters BR, Schnadig VJ, Zaharopoulos P, Des Jardins L, Hokanson JA, Stiernberg CM, Quinn FB. Interobserver Variation in the Interpretation Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Head and Neck Masses. Department of Otolaryngology Residents Research Day, Galveston, Texas, June 1987

Peters BR. Otoplasty Experience in a Prison Population. American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Birmingham, Alabama, January 1988

Peters BR. Ossicular Chain Reconstruction Temporal Bone Dissection Course UTMB and Department of Otolaryngology, Galveston, Texas, April 1988, August 1988, and August 1989

Peters BR, Strunk CL, Fulmer RP. The Use of Autologous Fibrin Tissue Adhesive In Reconstruction of the Incus Long Process in Cats. Department of Otolaryngology Residents Research Day, Galveston, Texas, June 1988

Peters BR, et al. Interobserver Variation in the Interpretation of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Head and Neck Masses. Management of Early Head and Neck Cancer, UTMB and the Department of Otolaryngology, Galveston, Texas, June 1989

Peters BR, Strunk CL, Fulmer RP. The Use of Autologous Fibrin Tissue Adhesive for Ossicular Reconstruction in Cats. American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, September 1990

Peters BR, Strunk CL, Fulmer RP. The Use of Autologous Fibrin Tissue Adhesive for Ossicular Reconstruction in Cats. Dallas Academy of Otolaryngology February 1991

Peters BR. Ototopical Therapy. North Texas Ear, Nose, Throat Associates Guest Lecture, September 17, 1998

Peters, BR. Update on Cochlear Implantation. North Texas Ear, Nose, Throat Associates Guest Lecture, January 21, 1999

Peters BR, Lake J, Lianos L. Vestibular Effects of Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Adults. CI 2002 Manchester, England September 2002

Staller S, Arcaroli J, Peters B, et al. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Adults: US Multi-center Study CI2002 Manchester, England, September 2002

Litovsky R, Peters BR, Lake J, Parkinson A. Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children. CI2002 Manchester, England September 2002

Litovsky R, Peters BR, Lake J, Parkinson A. Binaural Cochlear Implants in Children: Effect of Experience. VIII International Cochlear Implant Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. May 2004.

Buchman C, Pilsbury H, Peters B. et al. Vestibular Effects of Bilateral Cochlear Implantation. VIII International Cochlear Implant Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. May 2004.

Peters B, Litovsky R, Lake J, Parkinson A. Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children. VIII International Cochlear Implant Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. May 2004.

Lake J, Peters B, Buchman C, et al. Subjective Benefit in the Medel US Multicenter Adult Bilateral Study. VIII International Cochlear Implant Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. May 2004.

Peters B, Lake J, Daniel L, Spicer D. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation Symposium
10th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Dallas, Texas March 2005.

Peters B, Litovsky R, Lake J, Parkinson A. Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children. 10th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Dallas, Texas March 2005.

Peters B. Recognition and Treatment of Hearing Loss in Children. TMA TexMed 2005, May 2005.

Peters B, Lake J. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults.
Medel New Centers Meeting. Austria, December 2005.

Peters B. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults. Cochlear Celebration, Orlando, Florida, January 2006.

Peters B, Litovsky R, Parkinson A, Lake J. Importance of Age and Post-Implantation Experience on Speech Performance in Children with Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implants. Combined Otolaryngologic Spring Meeting. May 2006.

Peters B. Bilateral Cochlear Implants: Dallas Otolaryngology Experience. Advanced Bionics Investigator Meeting, May 2006.

Peters B. Diagnosis and Treatment of Deafness in Children. Pediatric Grand Rounds, Medical City Dallas Hospital. November 28, 2006.

Peters B. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults. Cochlear Celebration, San Antonio, Texas, February 2007.

Peters B. Master of Ceremonies, Bilateral Best Practices Symposium. Charlotte, North Carolina, April 10, 2007.

Peters B. Counseling and Considerations, Bilateral Best Practices Symposium. Charlotte, North Carolina, April 10, 2007.

Peters B. Development of Candidacy Criteria for Bilateral Cochlear implantation. Partners in Science Symposium, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 13, 2007.

Peters B. Prospective Evaluation of Bilateral Cochlear Implant Performance in Young Deaf Children: Study Design Considerations. CI 2007, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 13, 2007.

Martin K, Peters B, et al. Central Auditory System Plasticity in Children with Bilateral Cochlear Implants. CI 2007, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 14, 2007.

Peters B. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children. Invited guest lecturer, The 17th Conference of Otological Society of Japan, Fukuoka, Japan, October 18,2007.

Peters B. Two Ears Are Better Than One- Panel. Served as Moderator. CI 2008, San Diego, California, April 11, 2008.

Peters B, Parkinson A, Lianos L. Long Term Wearing Patterns and Speech Perception Performance in Bilateral Sequentially Implanted Older Children. CI 2008, San Diego, California, April 11, 2008.

Peters B. Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults. Cochlear Celebration, Los Angeles, California, March 28, 2009.

Peters B. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Adults and Children: Rationale, Candidacy Criteria, and Future Concepts. Advanced Instructional Session, Audiology Now, AAA, San Diego, California, April 16, 2010.

Peters B, Wasserman R. Cochlear Implantation in Adenosine Deaminase-deficient
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency. CI 2012, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2012.

Wasserman R, Peters B. Normalized Hearing and Improved Speech Discrimination Following Cochlear Implant in an ADA-SCID Patient. Clinical Immunology Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, May 2012.

Daniel L, Peters B, Winter M. Cochlear Implantation or Auditory Brainstem Implantation: Three Pediatric Cases. CI 2013, Washington DC, October 2013.

Patient Testimonials

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Dr Peters gave me my life back!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Brian R Peters - Posted on September 23rd, 2017

At 21 years old, I was told that I had lost 50% of my hearing in my right ear. I have otosclerosis, and I was given 3 options by a ENT doctor in my local town: do nothing, get a hearing aid or a surgery. I waited serval years and tried the first do nothing option. Until I found that I had extreme difficultly in my new engineering career. At which point, I got hearing aids. My left ear rapidly declined, and I found still further difficult keeping up with people in conversations. At which point, I had a consultation with Dr Peters. He explained the surgery and the 97% success rate and really made my decision a no brainer to get the surgery. I had a few anomalies in my ear, an extra artery and the bone overgrowth was at the top of the stapes instead of the typical fused to the footplate. In spite of these abnormalities, the surgery was a complete success! I feel incredibly grateful to have met Dr. Peters, spending 3 hours with him has improved every single conversation that I have now. I can somewhat imagine all the effort it took for him to be a top class surgeon of his caliber. I'm 28 years old now, and I really feel like he gave me my personality back. Per doctor Peter's orders, I went back to my local doctor for a 3 month hearing test. My local ENT was amazed at my results- I can hear at 0 db in some frequencies! My identical twin sister has the same issue and will be getting her surgery in a few weeks. To anyone on the fence about this stapedectomy surgery, I greatly encourage you to trust to Dr Peters' expertise.

Great Doctor
Self-verified patient of Dr. Brian R Peters - Posted on August 30th, 2017

Was referred to Dr Peters for my daughter when she was 5. We have been so pleased to work with him and he's repaired by daughter's ear completely.

Great Doctor
Self-verified patient of Dr. Brian R Peters - Posted on August 25th, 2017

I know why you are reading this. You are in the same spot I was in 4 years ago. You need a doctor and someone or some article sent you here. You are scared (If not you should be) You are uncertain and you are looking to make the right choice. Now the problem with reading these words is you don’t know who wrote them or if they are true. I want to introduce myself my Name is Norman Beck and you can google Norman Beck Tedx and you can hear my story. I came to meet Doctor Peters a little over 4 years ago when I came down with an Acoustic Neuroma. I had no idea what that was and soon learned it was a brain tumor the size of a baseball. I got sent To Doctor Peters and soon on my own learned a great deal about him and his coworker Dr. Lazar. It was all great. In a situation where you have to have surgery the only thing you can do is make the right choice on Picking the team to do it. I have a rather odd job and skill set and it caused me to dig a bit deeper than most people when it comes to a situation like you are in. I cared nothing about a doctors race, gender, age, religious beliefs. I was concerned only with one question could they remove my tumor and would I be able to live to tell about it. I can tell you yes. Dr. Peters was Calm, Compassionate, Caring, Careful and Candid. I remember him telling me I would not feel good for a year. He was right. His staff was perfect in every way. He was perfect in every way. Now I did not like feeling bad for a year but that was the nature of my situation and had nothing to do with him. I feel a need to give back and know what you are going through in this process. Please feel free to check my out on the Web a simple google search will find me. I am the magician that lives in Dallas. You can call me at 214 860-3711 if you want to know more. I wish you good luck in in journey. You have a great tour guide with Doctor Peters.

Wonderful and Compassionate
Self-verified patient of Dr. Brian R Peters - Posted on October 20th, 2016

Dr. Peters is the epitome of professional and compassionate. I have never felt so at ease (as a wife) while Dr. Peters and his team helped my husband with his 're-offending' right ear. Dr. Peters' expertise is so evident, yet he takes the time to make you feel comfortable and explain everything. I am forever grateful - Dr. Peters was an answered prayer to my husband's chronic ear problem.

Excellent Doctor
Self-verified patient of Dr. Brian R Peters - Posted on May 10th, 2016

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Peters. He has helped me with an emergency ear surgery, and he has put tubes in my ears in his office multiple times. I highly recommend him for his expertise and he is a very nice man.

Doctor
Self-verified patient of Dr. Brian R Peters - Posted on December 28th, 2015

Doctor Peters is simply what all other medical doctors should aspire to be in their practice and in their lives. This sounds hyperbolic, but that is how I feel about Doctor Peters. He correctly diagnosed me in his office in about ten minutes, explained my problem, answered my questions and then performed surgery in a reasonable time. I had suffered for years. Dr. Peters fixed my problem in less than two weeks. I told my GP to send all his ear issues to Dr. Peters.

Blessing
Self-verified patient of Dr. Brian R Peters - Posted on July 22nd, 2015

Dr. Peters truly has been a blessing. Our 2 year old son had two previous cochlear implant surgeries and was going to need a third. We had felt defeated with our local Florida doctors. After doing research we reached out to Dallas ear. The staff was extremely helpful. I spoke directly to Dr. Peter's nurse immediately to express my concerns. I emailed my concerns and Dr. Peters responded to me directly. He was extremely Professional and helpful. Surgery was a huge success and post op was much easier this time around. Hands down the best doctor I have ever worked with. I would make the 1200 mile trip again to work with this fantastic doctor and office!

Five Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Brian R Peters - Posted on December 8th, 2015

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