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Cochlear Implants Content Development


Content for ASHA's Practice Portal is developed through a comprehensive process that includes multiple rounds of subject matter expert input and review. ASHA extends its gratitude to the following subject matter experts who were involved in the development of the Cochlear Implants page.

  • Kristina Blaiser, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Diane Brewer, MA, CCC-A
  • Deborah Culbertson, PhD, CCC-A
  • Camille Dunn, PhD, CCC-A
  • Melissa Ferrello, AuD, CCC-A
  • Rene Gifford, PhD, CCC-A
  • Rachel Glade, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Mary O’Leary Kane, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Kelly Kemnade, AuD, CCC-A
  • Jordan King, AuD, CCC-A
  • Amy McConkey Robbins, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Christin Ray, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Meredith Anderson Rooth, AuD, CCC-A
  • Jeffrey Simmons, AuD, CCC-A
  • Douglas Sladen, PhD, CCC-A
  • Holly Teagle, AuD, CCC-A
  • MaryKay Therres, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Julie Verhoff, PhD, CCC-A
  • Teresa Zwolan, PhD, CCC-A

In addition, ASHA thanks the members of the Working Group on Cochlear Implants whose work on the Technical Report was foundational to the development of this content. Members of the Working Group were Carolyn J. Brown (co-chair), Ann Geers, Barbara Herrmann, Karen Iler Kirk (co-chair), and J. Bruce Tomblin. Susan Waltzman, Renee Levinson, and Gail Linn served as the National Office liaisons and members of the group. Susan Brannen, ASHA vice president for professional practices in audiology (2001-2003), provided guidance and support.  

Citing Practice Portal Pages

The recommended citation for the Practice Portal page is:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (n.d.). Cochlear Implants (Practice Portal). Retrieved month, day, year, from

Content Disclaimer: The Practice Portal, ASHA policy documents, and guidelines contain information for use in all settings; however, members must consider all applicable local, state and federal requirements when applying the information in their specific work setting.