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American Cochlear Implant Alliance Leaders to Join Doctor Radio for “Sound of Metal” Recap on Wednesday, April 28th at 12N ET

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Washington, D.C.: American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance Executive Director Donna Sorkin will be joining Dr. Sean McMenomey of NYU, ENT host of Doctor Radio, and Dr. Colin Driscoll of the Mayo Clinic on the Doctor Radio show on SiriusXM on Wednesday, April 28th at noon ET to discuss the film “Sound of Metal.”

The segment will cover physician perspectives as well as Sorkin's personal experiences as a cochlear implant recipient. The group will review the inaccuracies in the film regarding cochlear implant surgery, insurance coverage, outcomes and the clinic process. Expected outcomes for adults like the character in the film will be reviewed.

ACI Alliance previously published an article on the film detailing the impact of such misinformation can have on public awareness and perspectives about cochlear implants.

SiriusXM is offering a free listening link for Doctor Radio as a public health courtesy during the pandemic. This link can be used to hear the segment live and information on additional replay times will be published on our Sound of Metal resource page.

ACI Alliance is a not-for-profit membership organization created with the purpose of 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 US. 

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