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CI CAN is a new initiative designed to amplify our ongoing efforts with grassroots advocacy. Anyone who has or needs a cochlear implant or supports others may join our network. ACI Alliance staff and volunteers provide training and guidance. There is no cost to join or participate. Training is conducted via email or live virtual/visual events with captioning. Join our network and help us make a difference.

Member Surveys

ACI Alliance solicits and electronically distribute surveys that have been submitted by members to collect information from other CI clinicians and investigators on the CI process, outcomes, access barriers and research needs.

Cochlear Implantation and Quality of Life Research

ACI Alliance is funding a research study meant to result in the development and validation of Quality of Life instruments specifically targeted to cochlear implant recipients.  

Societal Cost of Hearing Loss: A research funding opportunity

American Cochlear Implant Alliance partnered with the American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF) to offer up to $25,000  in funding for a one-year planning project on the societal costs of deafness. The proposal due date is August 15, 2018.

Medicare Expansion

An ACI Alliance multi-center study hoped to provide outcomes data that may result in a decision by CMS to expand CI candidacy for Medicare beneficiaries.

Cochlear Implant Outcomes

ACI Alliance sponsors annual conferences featuring expert speakers from across the treatment continuum - surgeons, audiologists, speech language pathologists, educators and researchers.  Conference speakers present on the latest cochlear implant research. 

Cochlear Implant Programming Strategies
Data Logging in Cochlear Implant Recipients
Binaural/Bimodal Hearing
Single Sided Deafness and Cochlear Implants
Music Training of Cochlear Implant Recipients
Music Perception with Cochlear Implants
Advantages of Early Implantation in Children
Cochlear Implant Outcomes for Children
Effects of Cochlear Implants on Education Level
Hearing Loss with Other Medical Issues
Expanding Access to Cochlear Implants
Cochlear Implantation in Older Adults
Electrical Acoustic Simulation (EAS) - Hybrid Cochlear Implant
Cochlear Implant Alternatives: Auditory Brainstem Implants (ABI)



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