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This program is offered for up to 0.65 CEUs (Various levels: Basic Communication Processes area).

Northwestern University is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.65 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy’s Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.


Invited Speakers:

Regeneration of the mammalian vestibular system: does function follow form?

Alan Cheng
Stanford Medicine

Development of gene therapy for hearing loss and dizziness

Wade Chien
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Coordinated regulation of Atoh1 in cochlear progenitor cell differentiation to hair cells

Albert Edge
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute

A Novel Therapeutic Approach for the Prevention of Hearing Loss

Michelle Hastings
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Transcriptional profiling of cochlear development using single cell RNA-Seq

Matt Kelley
National Institutes of Health

From Northwestern University:

Towards understanding the generation of inner vs outer hair cells in the cochlea

Jaime Garcia-Añoveros
Departments of Anesthesiology, Physiology and Neurology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Limitations of today’s hearing technology: do hearing devices really restore hearing?

Tina Grieco-Calub
Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Screening for Neurite Promoting Factors on Spiral Ganglion Neurons

Donna S. Whitlon
Department of Otolaryngology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL