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Dr. Nancy Young

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Medical Director of Cochlear Implant Program and Audiology Department
Fellow, Knowles Hearing Center
Head of Section of Neurotology
Director of Research in the Division of Otolaryngology, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago


Areas of Focus

  • Pediatric cochlear implantation
  • Childhood hearing loss


  • Prediction of language outcome of children receiving a cochlear implant: 
    • Based on brain imaging prior to implantation
    • Long-term goal to develop custom therapies to maximize language
  • Auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder
  • Newborn hearing screening
  • Implantation of children with multiple disabilities and complex surgical anatomy