This course will review components included in an adult cochlear implant evaluation and provide guidelines for testing a cochlear implant candidate. This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with ACIA.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of course 37498, "Guidelines for Determining CI Candidacy, presented in partnership with the ACIA." ABA Tier 1 CEUs can only be earned when completed as part of course 37498.
Course created on March 2, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to list key components included in a cochlear implant evaluation.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify additional tests the surgeon may order as part of a CI evaluation.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe current cochlear implant criteria and when to refer for an evaluation.
|5-20 Minutes||CI Evaluation|
|20-40 Minutes||Additional tests|
|40-55 Minutes||When to refer|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Sandra Prentiss, PhD, CCC-A, is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami Ear Institute. She graduated from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed her post-doctoral studies at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Prentiss is an experienced clinician and researcher with a specific focus in cochlear implantation. Her research centers around patient-oriented outcomes in cochlear implant recipients. She investigates peripheral and central factors affecting variations in speech understanding with efforts to individualize pre-operative testing methods and counseling for potential candidates. She has published and presented at multiple national and international conferences regarding these topics.
Daniel Zeitler, MD FACS is a fellowship-trained Otologist/Neurotologist at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA where he serves as Co-Director of the Listen for Life Cochlear Implant Center and Assistant Professor in the University of Washington Department of Otolaryngology. He earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery internship and residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital. He then completed his fellowship in Otology/Neurotology at the University of Miami Ear Institute. Dr. Zeitler has held numerous research chairs at Virginia Mason for his work investigating cochlear implant outcomes, cochlear implantation for single-sided deafness, and using artificial intelligence to predict outcomes following vestibular schwannoma surgery. He has published over 50 articles, numerous book chapters, and remains active in the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Neurotology Society.
Donna L. Sorkin
Donna Sorkin, MA is the executive director of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance, a non-profit organization working to expand access to cochlear implants through research, advocacy and awareness. Prior to joining ACI Alliance in late 2012, Donna was Vice President of Consumer Affairs for Cochlear Americas where she led public policy initiatives and activities aimed at the broad life needs of cochlear implant users including insurance practices, habilitation, and educational needs of children with cochlear implants. Ms. Sorkin was previously the executive director of Hearing Loss Association of America and the AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She has served on federal, corporate and university boards including the U.S. Access Board, the National Institute on Deafness, NIH and Gallaudet University. She holds a Masters from Harvard's Kennedy School.
Financial: Daniel Zeitler is an Otologist/Neurotologist at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA. He received an honorarium for this presentation. He is on the the Medical Advisory Board Advanced Bionics and a consultant for Cochlear Americas.Non-financial: Daniel Zeitler has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Donna Sorkin is employed by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Non-financial: Donna Sorkin wears a cochlear implant. She has served on federal, corporate and university boards including the U.S. Access Board, the National Institute on Deafness, NIH and Gallaudet University.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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