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ACI Alliance to Support Member Survey Activities

Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Thomas
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In an effort to support and advance research activities by our members, ACI Alliance is initiating a new service to assist our members to collect information from other CI clinicians and investigators on the CI process, outcomes, access barriers and research needs. Twice every year—in February and in August—we will solicit and electronically distribute surveys that have been submitted by members. We expect this will result in valuable publications as well as presentations at our meetings. The first survey cycle will be published in a blast to our members (and also placed on the website under the Research tab) on Tuesday, February 20. The next round will be published in six months (in August 2018) with reminders sent in July 2018. Plan ahead. Long surveys that take more than 10 minutes to complete will have lower response rates.

If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, send an email with the following information no later than February 12 to our executive director Donna Sorkin ( Your email should include the following information about the survey that you wish for us to publish:

  1. Survey title
  2. Brief paragraph about the survey
  3. Audience if there is a specific audience (i.e., audiologist, surgeon, speech pathologist, educator, psychologist, researcher, etc.).
  4. Link to the completed survey (allowing us to review the survey in advance). We recommend being prudent about survey length to ensure best results.

In an effort to introduce and test the process, Sandra Prentiss PhD, an audiologist at the University of Miami has constructed a survey which she hopes audiologists will complete. The survey results will be presented at the upcoming CI2018 DC conference as part of the Emerging Issue “CI Candidacy in 2018.” Visit

Survey Model
Title: Contemporary procedures used to evaluate cochlear implant candidates
Summary: The purpose of this survey is to collect information regarding test procedures and test materials that are currently being used to determine cochlear implant candidacy for adults.
Audience: CI audiologists working with adults
Link to the survey:

The mission of the American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance Foundation is to advance access to the gift of hearing provided by cochlear implantation through research, advocacy and awareness.