UC Irvine Cochlear Implant Team
The Cochlear Implant Team is a
multi-disciplinary team of professionals experienced in the
evaluation and rehabilitation of adult and pediatric cochlear
Hamid R. Djalilian, M.D.
Hamid R. Djalilian is board-certified in otolaryngology-head and
neck surgery (ear, nose and throat) with subspecialty in ear and
skull base surgery. He received his M.D. degree from the University
of Minnesota. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology at
University of Minnesota and an Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base
Surgery fellowship at Minnesota Ear, Head and Neck Clinic and the
University of Minnesota. Dr. Djalilian served as director of the
division of neurotology and skull base surgery at University of
Illinois at Chicago for two years. Prior to joining UC Irvine, he
was in practice at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and at the Los
Angeles County Hospital. He was Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Division of Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA prior to joining UC
Irvine. For Dr. Djalilian's CV click
Traktman completed her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and
Hearing Sciences from University of California, Santa
Barbara. She then completed her Master of Arts in
Communicative Disorders (emphasis in Audiology), from
San Diego State University and completed her Doctor of
Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences; A.T.
Still University. She has been a practicing audiologist
in the Orange County area for 15 years with extensive
background with children and adults. She joined the UCI
team 2 years ago. She has been invited to speak at
numerous places on hearing loss.
Ginger Stickney, Ph.D.
Dr. Stickney is the clinical director of the cochlear
implant program. She provides services to patients seeking
treatment for profound hearing loss as well as diagnostic
testing of hearing and balance disorders.
Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D.
Dr. Carroll is the head of the tinnitus center. He is a
biomedical engineer with a strong interest in hearing aids,
cochlear implants and novel treatments for tinnitus.
of Cochlear Implant Research
Fan-Gang Zeng received the
B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the
University of Science and Technology of China in 1982,
the M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Shanghai
Institute of Physiology, Academia Sinica in 1985, and
the Ph.D. degree in Hearing Science from Syracuse
University, New York in 1990. He worked at the House Ear
Institute in Los Angeles from 1990 to 1998.He was a
tenured faculty member in Hearing and Speech Science at
the University of Maryland, College Park from 1998 to
2000. He has been Research Director in the Department of
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and Professor in
Anatomy and Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and
Cognitive Sciences at the University of California,
Irvine since 2000. He has published 60 peer-reviewed
journal articles, 20 book chapters, and 2 books
including a volume on cochlear implants in Springer
Handbook of Auditory Research (Springer-Verlag, New
York). He holds 7 U.S. Patents and has given more than
100 invited presentations worldwide. Dr. Zeng is an
Associate Editor multiple scientific publications and
reviews grants for the NIH among many other foundations.