John Niparko Memorial Lecture
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John Niparko Memorial Lecture

To recognize Dr. John K. Niparko’s enduring commitment to cochlear implant research and clinical care and honor his significant contributions to the field, ACI Alliance established a lecture to be given at the annual CI Symposium, a clinical research meeting whose purpose is to open pathways of education and dissemination of research and dialogue between clinicians, scientists and educators.

The John Niparko Lecture:

  • Selected presenters will present the conference keynote lecture on a topic relating to cochlear implantation
  • Given Dr. Niparko’s abiding interest in and support of the entire continuum of cochlear implant treatment, selected lecturers may be scientists, physicians, audiologists, therapists, educators, psychologists or others who conduct research or are involved in patient care for adults or children
  • The John Niparko Memorial Lecture Fund will be administered by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance, which will annually support the travel, honorarium and recognition of each year’s selected John Niparko Memorial Lecturer
  • Contributions to the fund are welcome. ACI Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by US law.

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Dr. John K. Niparko Memorial Lecture at CI2018 DC

  • Congressional McKinley, Co-Chair of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus, opened the symposium
  • Lecture by William G. Kronenberger PhD, Executive Functioning and Language Development in Children with Cochlear Implants (34 minutes)


Dr. John K. Niparko Memorial Lecture at CI2017

  • Life Celebration (26 minutes)
  • Lecture by Bruce Gantz MD, When Should We Attempt to Preserve Residual Acoustic Hearing in Children?  (29 minutes)


Dr. John K. Niparko Remembrance at CI2016 (30 minutes)

Thank you to Steve Overby of Freeman Audio Visual and Jeanette Christian of 20/20 Captioning & stenoCART, Inc for donating their time and skills to the production of this video.

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.