In this course presenters will discuss the study design and important outcomes from the US Clinical Trial for Electric-Acoustic Stimulation. Data collected from study subjects will be presented within the context of the clinical trial as well as from additional testing completed at the lead study site.
Course created on December 2, 2016
- After this course learners will be able to describe candidacy criteria and study design from the US clinical trial on EAS.
- After this course learners will be able to explain important speech perception outcomes for subjects in the US clinical trial.
- After this course learners will be able to describe outcomes for hearing sensitivity post-operatively from the clinical trial.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction; Course overview|
|10-30 Minutes||US Clinical Trial study design and data|
|30-40 Minutes||UNC clinical trial experience|
|40-50 Minutes||Other findings from EAS study subjects|
|50-60 Minutes||Course review and questions|
Allison Racey, AuD
Manager of Clinical Research
Allison Racey, AuD is the Manager of Clinical Research at MED-EL Corporation. She manages FDA-regulated studies, including multi-center clinical trials, in which MED-EL is involved. As part of managing these studies, she provides training and support to investigators involved in these projects. Additionally, she interacts with the FDA as needed on regulated-research issues. Allison received her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009. She spent time working in private practice prior to joining MED-EL Corporation in 2011. Bringing hearing implant technology to those who have exhausted other, non-surgical options is a top priority for Allison.
Meg Dillon, AuD
Assistant Professor and Director of Cochlear Implant Clinical Research
Margaret Dillon, AuD is an Assistant Professor and Director of Cochlear Implant Clinical Research in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Dillon collaborates with physicians, researchers, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists on projects investigating cochlear implant signal coding outcomes, middle ear implantation, expanded indications for cochlear implantation, and hearing preservation and subsequent programming of combined electric and acoustic stimulation.
Margaret Dillon: Financial: Margaret Dillon is an employee of the University of North Carolina and is supported by a research grant from MED-EL. Non-financial: Margaret Dillon has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by MED-EL in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on MED-EL products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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