December 11-13, 2014
American Cochlear Implant Alliance and Vanderbilt University Medical Center held its Pediatric Conference on December 11-13, 2014 in Nashville, TN at the Omni Hotel Nashville.
The "Nashville Papers” are peer reviewed articles by authors who
presented at the14th Symposium for Cochlear Implants in Children.
These papers were generously published with Free and Open Access in Otology
& Neurotology and we are grateful to Dr. John Niparko (editor) for
encouraging and facilitating the sharing of this important research in our
The Scientific Program Chairs for the Nashville Symposium—Drs.
David Haynes, Rene Gifford and Alejandro Rivas of Vanderbilt University Medical
Center—organized the issue and, in their words, "selected some of the best presentations for publication. These selections
represent a wide range of topics in the field of cochlear implantation
including access, music perception, innovative surgical techniques,
disparities, and quality outcomes. These carefully prepared manuscripts
represent the state-of-the-art research in the field of cochlear implantation
and should provide the reader with a concise review of these great works from
some of the finest programs in the world.”
For a full copy of the program click HERE.
The overarching goal of this conference was to open the pathways of education, dissemination of research, and dialogue between clinicians, educators, and scientists with the intended outcome of improving identification, intervention, and long-term outcomes for children with cochlear implants. In line with this goal, the primary objectives included an interdisciplinary distribution of knowledge, research and awareness for pediatric cochlear implantation highlighting clinically translational research for audiologists, deaf educators, engineers, otologists, speech-language pathologists, and consumer advocates. Presentations covered all aspects of pediatric cochlear implantation from early identification of hearing loss, intervention, childhood language development, implant programming, outcomes, surgical issues and considerations, and future directions for research.
To view session materials from the Plenary and Special Sessions click HERE.
To view session materials from the Concurrent Sessions click HERE.
To view submitted abstracts for the Concurrent Sessions click HERE.
To view submitted poster abstracts click HERE.
To view our CI2014 Photo Gallery click HERE.