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Presidential keynote address and new research highlights from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting

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  • "It is an honor to give the keynote address at COSM and highlight a common problem that focuses on research, education and patient care," said Rodney Lusk, MD. "This is the highlight of my career!"

    Dr. Lusk has served in a number of leadership positions both locally and nationally. He has been President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and the American Broncho-Esophagology Association, honored with the American Academy of Otolaryngolgoy-Distinguished Service Award and recognition as Best Doctor, by Best Doctors of America.

    Dr. Lusk received his Medicine Degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and completed a Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at Children's Hospital of Pittsburg. Dr. Lusk specializes in cochlear implants, pediatric chronic sinusitis and pediatric head and neck lesions. He currently practices at Boys Town Ear, Nose and Throat Institute at Boys Town Medical Campus-Downtown Clinic in Omaha, NE.

    Plenary Session Presentation Cochlear Implants Under 6 Months

    Speaker: Liliana Colletti, PhD
    Date: Friday, April 29, 2011
    Time: 2:20 2:27pm

    Chicago, IL Infants under 6 months of age with bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss may be candidates for cochlear implants (CI) at an early age. In the US this procedure is approved by the FDA only after 12 months of age.

    12 infants aged 2- 6 months, 9 infants aged 7-12 months and 34 children aged 13- 48 months, identified with profound bilateral hearing loss, who underwent early cochlear implantation, were enrolled in the study and followed longitudinally. The contribution to auditory-based communi

    Contact: Mary Stewart
    American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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