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  • Nancy M. Young MD, Lillian Wells Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Northwestern and Medical Director of Audiology and Cochlear Implant Programs at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, has been selected to join the American Otological Society (AOS) Council. AOS was founded in 1868 and is the second oldest medical society in the US. Dr. Young was an early supporter of ACI Alliance, serving on the Founding Board and as an Executive Committee Member of the Board of Directors. (7/7/2020)

  • David Haynes MD, Rene Gifford PhD, George Wanna MD and Alejandro Rivas MD published an important new resource for the field--Cochlear Implants: From Principles to Practice. The book has five sections: Aspects of hearing loss, assessment of cochlear implant candidacy, cochlear implant/surgical procedures, results and outcomes of cochlear implantation, and current concepts and future technology. Dr. Haynes served on the ACI Alliance Board of Directors. Drs. Haynes, Gifford and Rivas were the Scientific Chairs for the successful CI2017 Pediatric Symposium held in Nashville.(7/7/2020)

  • Meredith Holcomb AuD and Molly Smeal AuD authored “Pediatric Cochlear Implantation: Who is a Candidate in 2020” for the July issue of The Hearing Journal. The audience for the article is the non-CI hearing health professional who may not be familiar with recent expansions in pediatric CI candidacy criteria or the extent to which children considered “off label” may benefit from CIs. Dr. Holcomb is the Chair of the ACI Alliance Board of Directors. (7/7/2020)

  • Bruce Sloane, author of the ACI Alliance Blog “An Octogenarian’s CI Journey” available here, has published his blog on Amazon. We are pleased to have gotten Bruce on his journey to share his experiences as a new (80 years plus) CI recipient. (3/19/2019)
  • Lee Rech J.D., parent member and an ACI Alliance TX State Champion, was named Interim Executive Director of ALL EARS!, the only Auditory-Verbal Center and pre-school in the greater Houston area. The program promotes spoken language and literacy for deaf and hard of hearing children in mainstream pre-school settings. (3/19/2019)
  • Nancy Young M.D., Head of the Section of Otology/Neurotology and Medical Director of Audiology and Cochlear Implant Programs at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, is leading a multicenter clinical trial on the safety and efficacy of CI in infants. The study will open in 2019 and has the potential to expand FDA labeling to children as young as 7 months of age. Read it here. (3/19/2019)

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.