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May 17, 2016
American Cochlear Implant Alliance Announces New Board Members
WHAT: The American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACI Alliance), a not-for-profit membership organization created with the purpose of eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation, announced the election of a new Board Chair and two new Board Members. The vote by the membership occurred at the organization’s annual conference, which this year was the 14th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Technologies May 11-14, 2016 in Toronto.
WHO: Elected to the Board of Directors was Colin Driscoll, MD as Chair of the Board and new Board Members Daniel Choo, MD and Meredith Holcomb AuD.
Colin Driscoll MD graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in Otolaryngology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and a Fellowship in Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the Chair of Otorhinolaryngology and the Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic cochlear implant team in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Driscoll’s interests include acoustic neuromas and other tumors of the ear, temporal bone and facial nerve, cochlear implants and other implantable hearing devices, the management of cholesteatoma, and chronic ear disease.
Daniel Choo, MD, obtained his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse, NY and completed his Otolaryngology residency training at the Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed fellowships in Otology/Neurotology at the Ear Research Foundation in Sarasota (FL) and the Neurotology Branch of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Choo is Director of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Meredith Holcomb AuD, CCC-A is the Clinical Director of the Medical University of South Carolina Cochlear Implant Program. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communication Studies. She received a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Holcomb is active in clinical research on pediatric audiology and cochlear implants.
MISSION: The mission of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance is to advance access to the gift of hearing provided by cochlear implantation through research, advocacy and awareness.
Emerging Issues in Cochlear Implants
The American Cochlear Implant Alliance will host the second Emerging Issues Symposium in October 2015. This year’s 2 1⁄2 day symposium will highlight six topics that may impact on cochlear implant indications and outcomes.The CI2015 conference will also explore the link between hearing restoration and neuroscience during a freewheeling discussion on Saturday morning (October 17) by eminent hearing scientists David Pisoni, Blake Wilson and Fan-‐ Gang Zeng led by technology pioneer Vinton Cerf. Click HERE for the complete Media Alert.