Session: Cochlear Implants in Multiply Involved Kids
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Session: Cochlear Implants in Multiply Involved Children
Co-Chairs: John Oghalai, MD & Nancy Young, MD

  • Unlocking Hidden Communication and Cognitive Potential: Nancy Young, MD Northwestern University 
  • Determination of Candidacy and Post- Operative Management: Teresa Zwolan, PhD University of Michigan
  • Pediatrician Assessment: Susan Wiley, MD Cincinnati Children’s Hospital 
  • Meeting Early Education Needs of Deaf Children with Additional Medical Needs and Developmental Delays: ill Ellis, M.Ed Center on Early Intervention on Deafness
  • How is Parent-Child Communication Affected in Deaf Plus Children?: Heather Bortfield, PhD University of Connecticut 
  • Physician Role in Improving the Treatment of Children with Deafness and Developmental Delays: John Oghalai, MD Stanford University 


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.