CI2023 Conference in June to Feature (Re)Habilitation Connect Forum for Children and Adults with Cochlear Implants

Conference to Feature (Re)Habilitation Connect Forum to Address Therapy for Specific Populations Post Cochlear Implantation

According to an announcement by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACI Alliance), the CI2023 Cochlear Implants in Children and Adults Conference will feature the (Re)Habilitation Connect Forum on Friday, June 9, 2023 from 1:30-5:15 PM at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas. All conference participants may elect to attend the Forum at no additional charge.

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CI2023 will be held in Dallas on June 8-10, 2023, with pre-conference activities and industry satellite symposia on June 7.

ACI Alliance is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness, and advocating for improved access to cochlear implants for patients of all ages across the United States.

According to ACI Alliance, as the organization has grown in number and in reach, awareness of the need to engage and support therapy practitioners and educators more effectively has also grown. The Forum is a featured session at CI2023 Dallas and will emphasize clinically applicable, research-based information. Following the Forum, attendees will "Continue the Conversation" at a reception, sponsored by Hearing First, providing additional opportunity for attendees to interact with speakers.

Two sessions will be offered:

  • Part I will address “Cochlear Implant Intervention and Outcomes for Children with Early Developmental Impairments.” Children who have significant developmental impairments in addition to hearing loss can present challenges for the professionals working with them. This session is presented by John S. Oghalai MD and Holly FB Teagle AuD.
  • Part II is entitled “Post-Implantation Therapy Benefits Adults, Too.” Frequently, adult cochlear implant recipients do not receive auditory rehabilitation for a variety of reasons, even though evidence supports its benefit. This session will be presented by Linda Thibodeau PhD, CCC-A/SLP and Andrea D. Warner-Czyz PhD, CCC-A.

ACI Alliance first presented the (Re)Habilitation Connect Forum at its annual CI conference in 2021. You can view the 2021 forum presentations as well as the 2022 forum videos. ACI Alliance also provides more details in a sharable flyer about the (Re)Habilitation Connect Forum.