NJAHHP welcomes Dr. Meredith Holcomb to its conference stage to speak about "Cochlear Implants in 2020: Candidacy, Technology, and Outcomes."
Patients with significant hearing loss are at risk for health concerns if the hearing loss is not treated appropriately. Roughly 10% of patients who need cochlear implants actually receive them, which suggests many patients with significant hearing loss are likely struggling with their hearing aids. This session will discuss benefits of better hearing, specifically with cochlear implants. This session will also outline current cochlear implant candidacy and referral considerations. Current bimodal technology will be discussed, and case studies will be used to illustrate benefit of cochlear implants.
Meredith Holcomb, AuD, CCC-A joined the University of Miami Department of Otolaryngology as Assistant Professor and the Director of the Hearing Implant Program in June 2019. She received her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. Dr. Holcomb spent 13 years of her career at the Medical University of South Carolina where she was an Assistant Professor and the Clinical Director of the Cochlear Implant Program. She is the current Chair of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance Board of Directors. She is on the Audiology Advisory Council for Advanced Bionics and MedEL, a faculty member for the Institute for Cochlear Implant Training Advanced Audiology Course and serves as a consultant for Cochlear Corporation, ASHA, and Audiology Online.