The American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance is a not-for-profit membership organization created with the purpose of eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation. The ACI Alliance membership spans clinicians and scientists from across the cochlear implant continuum of care including otolaryngologists, audiologists, speech pathologists, educators, psychologists, and others in cochlear implant teams. Parents of children with cochlear implants, adult recipients, and other advocates for access to care are also active members. Our activities include research, advocacy and awareness initiatives designed to improve access to CI care. The ACI Alliance sponsors an annual clinical research meeting that provides opportunities for scientists, clinicians and others to share information.
Cochlear Limited is a company that focuses on providing cochlear implants to people of all ages with severe to profound hearing loss. The company is built on a history of taking chances and conducting bold research, and they strive to improve the quality of life and communication of those living with hearing loss.
Advanced Bionics is a leader in the hearing technology industry, specifically in sophisticated cochlear implant technology. The company maintains a focus on continually pushing the envelope and using the latest advancements to improve lives around the world. They're currently partnered with Phonak under the Sonova Group and thus have access to the best research and engineers.
The Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation is a not-for-profit philanthropic institution organized and operated primarily as a collection of charitable funds that will have long term benefit for the Wichita Falls area. Theses funds are used wisely and efficiently to respond to area needs and to sustain existing organizations and institutions through grants in many areas, including arts, culture, education, environment, historic preservation, health, and human services.
United Regional Health Care System is located in Wichita Falls, Texas and provides comprehensive medical care including inpatient and outpatient services, advanced diagnostics, surgical specialties and life-saving emergency care to a 9-county service area. It has the area’s only Level II Trauma Center and serves as the Primary Stroke Center for the region.
Midwestern State University is a public liberal arts college in Wichita Falls, Texas and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.
A team of students led by Dr. Terry Griffin from the Computer Science Department was integral to the development of the HERMES application.
Echometer Company is a Texas-based corporation dedicated to supplying instruments, technology, and training for analyzing and optimizing the performance of oil, water, and gas wells.
The following charitable organizations and individuals have also generously provided their support:
J.S. Bridwell Foundation
Bryant Edwards Foundation
Jim and Vicky McCoy
Jed and Susan Grisel, MD
Andrew and Jennifer de Jong, MD