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Cochlear Implants: The Science of Restoring Sound
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Individual registration is $15 and 2 members of the same family may register for $20. Registration includes a 1 year Consumer Membership with American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Realtime captioning will be provided to ensure communication access for people with hearing loss.

 Export to Your Calendar 7/29/2017
When: Saturday, July 29, 2017
1:00 PM
Where: Continental Ballroom, Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Hilton Union Square Hotel
333 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, California  94102
United States
Contact: Susan Thomas


Online registration is available until: 7/21/2017
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This workshop and content is geared towards parents and family members of children with cochlear implants, as well as well adult CI recipients and family members. The information presented will also be of interest to those who are exploring cochlear implants for themselves or for family members. Realtime captioning will be provided to ensure communication access for people with hearing lossPlease note that this is not an appropriate venue for children, and childcare will not be provided.

Session Topics Include:

  • MUSIC AND COCHLEAR IMPLANTS- This session will include discussion of the technical and biological factors that limit or support music enjoyment in CI recipients, as well as practical strategies to enhance music listening and participation.
  • THE LISTENING BRAIN: RESEARCH TO PRACTICE - “The ear is connected to the brain.” This is a topic of increasing interest and discussion among those in the cochlear implant community. It reflects our growing understanding of the effects of severe-to-profound deafness—not only on children but also on the cognitive status of older adults. This session will provide an overview of research across those with severe to profound hearing loss at both ends of the age spectrum exploring the effect of cochlear implantation on hearing, speech perception, spoken language development, social interaction, and neurocognitive/psychological health.
  • FOSTERING RESILIENCY FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADULTHOOD - This panel will feature CI users of different ages and will aim to discuss personal advocacy, self-esteem, identity, CI functionality, available services (such as interpreters, CART, FM/roger), and the personal skills needed to maintain resiliency as a CI user.
  • THE FUTURE OF COCHLEAR IMPLANTS - This session will be geared towards future advancements in the field of CI. Topics will include indications for cochlear implantation in expanded populations, major advances in cochlear implant technology, improving awareness about the benefit derived from such technology, and ensuring that access to care is available for all who need it.

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