Lisa Davidson, Ph.D., CCC-AUSA

    Keynote Speaker

    Lisa Davidson, Ph.D., CCC-A
    Associate Professor
    CID Research Department at the Washington University School of Medicine
    Coordinator of Audiology Outcomes
    CID Oral School for the Deaf
    St. Louis, Missouri

    Lisa Davidson is an associate professor in the CID Research Department at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and the coordinator of audiology outcomes at the CID Oral School for the Deaf.

    Title

    The Effects of Early Acoustic Hearing for Pediatric Cochlear Implant Recipients

    This presentation will discuss the influence of early acoustic hearing (via hearing aid use) on speech perception skills of pediatric cochlear implant (CI) recipients who utilize bilateral CIs or bimodal devices (CI and hearing aid).The contribution of speech perception on receptive language and literacy skills will be discussed.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the unique roles of segmental and suprasegmental speech perception on spoken language skills of pediatric cochlear implant recipients
    2. Demonstrate knowledge on how acoustic hearing may benefit speech perception skills of pediatric cochlear implant recipients
    3. Demonstrate knowledge on how level and duration of acoustic hearing may be applied to cochlear implant device candidacy

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