Learn More About Cochlear Implants: Tuesday Talks with ACI

Posted by Julie, Volunteer Mentor @julieo4, Dec 21, 2021

The American Cochlear Implant Alliance is offering some educational discussions in 2022. These discussions should be of interest to people who have cochlear implants, and also to those who are considering them. NOTE: The links did not copy to this post. Contact Nicole Westin for more information on how to register for these discussions. nwestin@acialliance.org

ACI ALLIANCE | TUESDAY TALKS
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Tuesday Talks: ACI Alliance Cochlear Implant Consumer Advocacy Network
Members Lead the Way

Kick off 2022 with our engaging speaker series highlighting important upcoming events and developments in cochlear implants and hearing loss. The talks will be introduced by Cochlear Implant Consumer Advocacy Network (CI CAN) members who will also moderate the Q&A. Presentations will take place virtually over the lunch hour from 12-1PM EST with an opportunity for attendees to interact with each presenter. All sessions are free to attend and will be captioned.

Tuesday, January 18th – Why We Need to Talk about Late Onset Hearing Loss

Valerie James Advocate, Author and Advocate
Valerie authored a children’s book, Padapillo, based on her family’s experience after her youngest daughter was diagnosed with hearing loss. She will speak on her family’s experience, the importance of recognizing late onset hearing loss and the upcoming Late Onset Hearing Loss Awareness Week May 4-10.

Tuesday, February 15th – Understanding Your Child’s CI Programming Session

Terry Zwolan PhD, Director of Audiology at Hearing First
Dr. Zwolan will lead the first of two sessions by experienced CI audiologists that focus on what is happening during a mapping session. Mapping involves programming of the sound processor by an audiologist who has special expertise in the field of cochlear implants. The purpose of mapping is to set stimulation levels to maximize sound perception for the CI recipient. This talk is designed for parents to help understand their child’s mapping session.

Tuesday, March 15th – Rally Caps and the Importance of CI Representation

Jodi Michelle Cutler, Author and Filmmaker
Jodi co-authored the book, Rally Caps, based on true events from her own life as a mother to a child with hearing loss. Now being made into a feature film to premiere in summer 2022, Jodi will discuss her family’s experience with hearing loss and what she hopes to accomplish by making Rally Caps a movie.

Tuesday, April 19th – Understanding an Adult’s CI Programming Session

Meredith Holcomb AuD, Associate Professor; Director, Hearing Implant Program; Associate Professor, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Dr. Holcomb will lead the second of two sessions by experienced CI audiologists that focus on what is happening during a mapping session. Mapping involves programming of the sound processor by an audiologist who has special expertise in the field of cochlear implants. The purpose of mapping is to set stimulation levels to maximize sound perception for the CI recipient. This talk is designed for adult CI recipients.

Any questions?
To sign up for all or some of these talks, Contact Nichole Westin: nwestin@acialliance.org

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Hearing Loss group.

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