The Listening Project: A Film About Living Successfully with Hearing Loss Premieres March 9th

A new documentary by renowned pediatric audiologist Jane Madell, PhD, and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director, producer, writer and cinematographer Irene Taylor Brodsky will premiere on Friday, March 9 at the American Cochlear Implant Alliance’s (ACIA) annual scientific meeting in Washington, DC. A champagne reception and panel discussion with Dr. Madell and five of the young…

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Student gets a cochlear implant thanks to coverage through the Affordable Care Act

CHICAGO—The American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to cochlear implantation through research, advocacy and awareness. So, it was delighted to send out a media alert about an 18-year-old whose cochlear implant was paid for through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace after her parents’ employee medical plan turned her…

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As hearing industry seeks a new wireless standard for hearing aids, t-coil advocates say not so fast

Since this post was originally published on April 30, it has drawn a number of thoughtful and provocative comments, which follow the main text.  This revised post also contains a response from Jan Topholm, a prominent EHIMA member,  to a query that I sent him in writing the original post.   By David H. Kirkwood…

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New film will help Alliance increase awareness and use of cochlear implants

By David H. Kirkwood McLEAN, VA–Only about 6% of the children and adults in the United States who are good candidates for cochlear implants have them, says Donna Sorkin. That’s why the American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACI Alliance), where Sorkin is the executive director, is stepping up its efforts to increase awareness of and access…

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