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Rene Gifford

Study takes personal approach to cochlear implant programming

Feb. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently received a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve outcomes for children with significant hearing loss by providing individualized, prescription-like programming for their cochlear implants.

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Bartels wins $10,000 research award at Faculty Assembly

Aug. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt’s most prestigious faculty award for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was given to Larry Bartels during the 2017 Fall Faculty Assembly on Aug. 24.

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Cochlear implant’s success is music to patient’s ears

Jan. 28, 2016—Sidney Kleinman is living proof that you’re never too old to have your hearing restored.

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Gifford lands clinical achievement award from ASHA

Dec. 10, 2015—René Gifford, Ph.D., associate professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, received the 2015 Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the group’s national convention, which was held last month in Denver.

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High Fidelity: Cochlear implant users report dramatically better hearing with new Vanderbilt process

Mar. 5, 2013—Longtime cochlear implant users are reporting such dramatic improvements in their hearing, thanks to new image-guided programming methods developed by Vanderbilt University researchers.

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