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CI2013 Symposium Proceedings published in Cochlear Implants International 

CI 2013 Symposium (October 24–26, 2013) Proceedings of the First Annual Symposium of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance are available for viewing by clicking HERE.


October 24-26, 2013
American Cochlear Implant Alliance held its conference on October 24-26, 2013 in Washington, DC at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The 2013 CI conference was entitled "Emerging Issues in Cochlear Implantation" was a symposium addressing research, clinical implications and cost effectiveness.

The Alliance released an updated Conference Program. For a full copy of the program click HERE. For archived session materials click HERE.

The conference was convened by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance and brought together cochlear implant clinicians, educators, and government officials to explore the latest research results, discuss the clinical population, and raise questions regarding clinical implications.  Each of six 3-hour topical segments included expert speakers from across the treatment continuum: otologists, audiologists, and  (re)habilitative clinicians and/or educators of children with hearing loss.  The final hour of each segment consisted of a panel discussion of the speakers and additional participants who can address cost effectiveness and potential insurance implications. The panel discussions explored:

  • Hearing Preservation and Cochlear Implants
  • Cochlear Implants and the Very Young
  • Cochlear Implants in Multiply Involved Children
  • Cochlear Implants in Single-Sided Deafness
  • Taking Cochlear Implant Recipients to the Next Level with Hearing Assistance Technology
  • Telehealth and Cochlear Implants

95 Decibels--a new dramatic file about one family's experience with hearing loss in their young child

A Cocktail Reception and private screening of the new dramatic film "95 Decibels", was followed by an interactive discussion with the director, crew, and actors on Thursday evening, October 24. Based on a true story, the film explores the obstacles families face then their child is diagnosed with severe to profound hearing loss. To view the trailer for the film:
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.