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"Emerging Issues in Cochlear Implantation”
Conferences of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance

These Symposia bring together individuals who address cochlear implants in a range of settings—universities, hospitals, private clinics, non-profit organizations, schools, and governmental agencies. The overarching goal of the Symposia are to address the latest research results, discuss the clinical population, and raise questions regarding clinical implications.


CI2018 DC is a forum for hearing health clinicians, scientists, students and governmental officials to come together to share research and best clinical practices relating to cochlear implants and other implantable auditory devices. Four clinical research topics were identified that are particularly important to cochlear implant outcomes and access. The four themes:

  • Quality of Life Associated with Cochlear Implantation
  • CI Candidacy in 2018
  • Parental Engagement in Pediatric CI Outcomes
  • Cochlear Implant Practice Management: Maximizing Value for Optimal Delivery of Care

For CI2018DC  session materials, click HERE


CI2015 continued to open the pathways between research and clinical application in the cochlear implant realm by facilitating timely sharing of information between scientists, clinicians, and educators. Key topics explored included:

  • Auditory Brainstem Implants in Children
  • Expanded Indications for Cochlear Implantation
  • Quality of Life and Cost-Effectiveness of Cochlear Implantation
  • Literacy and Cochlear Implantation: Outcomes and Intervention Strategies
  • Trends in Objective Measures for Cochlear Implantation
  • Cochlear Implant Connectivity to Other Technologies

For CI2015 session materials, click HERE


CI2013 explored six topics in a clinical research context by presenters who were drawn from a range of disciplines and also across the continuum of care for cochlear implantation. Speakers included basic scientists, ENT surgeons, audiologists, speech language pathologists, educators, pediatricians, gerontologists, and preventive medicine physicians.

  • 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

 For CI2013 session materials, click HERE



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.