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HearUSA - Newsweek - September 2023

American Cochlear Implant Alliance Announces Student Poster Winners for CI2023 Dallas


Washington, D.C. --- American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACI Alliance) congratulates the student poster winners for CI2023 Dallas: Cochlear Implants in Children and Adults which was held in Dallas, TX June 7-10, 2023. 

The CI2023 poster winners are: 

  • Hannah Dunn AuD, Yale Hearing and Balance Center “Vestibular Weakness in Cochlear Implant Recipients”. Hannah obtained a BA from the University of Iowa in 2019 and graduated from Purdue University with a Doctorate of Audiology in May 2023.
  • Samir Gouin BS, McGill University “Identifying Auditory Emotion Bio-Markers in Cochlear Implant Users with Machine Learning”. Samir is finishing his second year of medical school at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and previously received a BS in Neuroscience from McGill. 
  • Darla McDonald M.Ed, BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine “Effectiveness of modified map settings to reduce perceived tinnitus severity”. Darla is a rising third-year Doctor of Audiology student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and works as a clinical research assistant in the UNC Cochlear Implant Clinical Research Lab. 

Student posters were reviewed by hearing health professionals across the care continuum chaired by Jacob B. Hunter MD. Student participation is an important component in our efforts to increase clinical and research involvement in CI and we look forward to welcoming students to CI2024 Vancouver. 

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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