Skip to content

Derek Stiles

  • Ph.D.
  • Director, Diagnostic Audiology
  • Children's Hospital Boston
  • 5h-indexImpact measure calculated using publication and citation counts. Updated daily.
  • 147CitationsNumber of citations received by Derek's publications. Updated daily.

Other IDs

Research interests

Pediatric hearing loss Language Working memory Audiovisual integration


Derek Stiles first became interested in audiology while working in the department of Neonatology at UCSD Medical Center. After obtaining his Master's degree in Audiology, Stiles completed his clinical fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. His time in New England came to a close when Stiles returned to San Diego to take a position at Rady Children's Hospital as a pediatric audiologist. Although he thoroughly enjoyed his clinical work at Children's, he felt discouraged by the lack of research in pediatric hearing aids. He applied for the doctoral program at the University of Iowa, and was awarded the Presidential Fellowship to support his studies. Stiles completed his dissertation under the advising of Drs. Ruth Bentler and Karla McGregor. Following graduation, Stiles became an assistant professor at Rush University in Chicago. He enjoyed seeing patients in the clinic, teaching graduate students, and collaborating with professionals in the Chicago metropolitan area who shared in the goal of helping children with hearing loss. He directed the Child Hearing Lab where he continued his research in the language development of children with hearing loss. In 2014, Stiles accepted a position as Director of Diagnostic Audiology at Boston Children's Hospital. There he leads a team of top-notch audiologists in their care and management of children with hearing problems.

Co-authors (26)

  • Susan Scollie
  • Nur Azyani Amri
  • Shelley Gray

Recent publications

  • Children with ASD can use gaze in support of word recognition and learning.

    • McGregor K
    • Rost G
    • Arenas R
    • et al.
    Get full text
  • The Role of Sequential Stream Segregation and Frequency Selectivity in the Perception of Simultaneous Sentences by Listeners with Sensorineural Hearing Loss

    • Mackersie C
    • Prida T
    • Stiles D

Professional experience

Director, Diagnostic Audiology

Children's Hospital Boston

September 2014 - Present

Assistant Professor

Rush University

April 2010 - August 2014(4 years)


Rady Childrens Hospital

December 2001 - July 2004(3 years)


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

June 2000 - November 2001(a year)



University of Iowa

August 2004 - May 2010(6 years)