Lisa Davidson is an associate professor in the CID Research Department at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., in addition to being the Director of Audiology Outcomes at the CID Oral School for the Deaf. She has been involved in the programming and fitting of cochlear implants and hearing aids at CID since 1987. She has participated in data collection as well as test and curriculum development for research projects involving children using different sensory aids as well as projects designed to evaluate strategies to optimize cochlear implants and hearing aids for children. She is the primary investigator on an NIH sponsored grant (R01 DC012778NIH/NIDCD)- “The Effects of Early Acoustic Hearing for Pediatric Cochlear Implant Recipients”. Dr. Davidson is also a faculty member in the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) at Washington University School of Medicine.