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Cochlear Implant Team & Contact Info.

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 implant users.

Neurotologists

Hamid R. Djalilian, M.D.

Hamid_Djalilian_2 Dr. 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 here.


Harrison W. Lin, M.D.

Harrison W. Lin, M.D.​​Dr. Harrison W. Lin is a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained in otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery. Dr. Lin graduated with honors from Harvard University and received his medical degree from the University of Southern California. He then returned to Boston for his otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at Harvard Medical School, training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Children's Hospital Boston. After residency, he successfully completed a fellowship in neurotology and skull base surgery at UC San Diego.  For Dr. Lin's CV click here.


Audiologists

Alicia Traktman, Au.D.

Alicia_Traktman Dr. 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.

Director of Cochlear Implant Research
Fan-Gang Zeng, Ph.D.

Zeng 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.

Contact Us

Alicia Traktman, Au.D.
Ginger Stickney, Ph.D.
UC Irvine Cochlear Implant Center
Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Pavilion II
101 The City Drive South
Orange, California 92868 USA

Clinic (For Appointments)

(714) 456-3083  Tel
(714) 456-5241 Fax

E-mail: atraktma@uci.edu or stickney@uci.edu

Clinic Address:

UCI Otolaryngology (ENT/Head & Neck Center)
UCI Medical Center
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion II
Orange, CA 92868
Tel (714) 456-7017
Fax (714) 456-7823

Click here for directions using Mapquest.Click here for a detailed map of the UCI Medical Center.

For directions from different areas see below.

From Los Angeles via Interstate 5

Interstate 5 South to the State College/The City Drive exit. Turn right on State College which turns into The City Drive. Proceed down The City Drive past the hospital to Dawn Way. Turn left. The UCI Medical Center visitor parking structure is on the left side. 

From Los Angeles or Long Beach via the 405 Freeway San Diego Freeway (405) South to Garden Grove Freeway (22) East to The City Drive exit. Turn left onto The City Drive. Proceed to Dawn Way. Turn right. The UCI Medical Center visitor parking structure is on the left side.

From San Diego Interstate 5 North to the Chapman Avenue exit. Turn left onto Chapman Avenue. Turn left at The City Drive and proceed past the hospital to Dawn Way. Turn left. The UCI Medical Center visitor parking structure is on the left side.

From South Orange County and John Wayne Airport Area

San Diego Freeway (405) North to Costa Mesa Freeway (55). Proceed on the 55 Freeway to the Interstate 5 North and exit Chapman Avenue. Turn left at Chapman Avenue and proceed to The City Drive. Turn left. Proceed past the hospital to Dawn Way. Turn left. The UCI Medical Center visitor parking structure is on the left side. 

From North Orange County and Pomona

The Orange Freeway (57) South to Chapman Avenue exit. (NOTE: There are two Chapman Avenue exits.) Continue past the Chapman Avenue in Fullerton. Take the Chapman Avenue exit in Orange just south of Edison Field/Angel Stadium. Turn right and proceed to the City Drive. Turn left at The City Drive and proceed past the hospital to Dawn Way. Turn left. The UCI Medical Center visitor parking structure is on the left side.

From Riverside and San Bernardino

Riverside Freeway (91) West to the Orange Freeway (57) South to Chapman Avenue exit. (NOTE: There are two Chapman Avenue exits.) Continue past the Chapman Avenue in Fullerton. Take the Chapman Avenue exit in Orange just south of Edison Field/Angel Stadium. Turn right and proceed to the City Drive. Turn left at The City Drive and proceed past the hospital to Dawn Way. Turn left. The UCI Medical Center visitor parking structure is on the left side.