Jessica Messersmith

Jessica Messersmith

Jessica Messersmith, PhD, is the department chair, clinic director, and associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. She is the chair of the Academy Task Force for Cochlear Implant Guidelines.

Illustration of an isolated cochlear implant

ACADEMY NEWS | Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cochlear Implants Now Available

Cochlear implants are auditory sensory devices designed to provide auditory perception for individuals with significant hearing loss. A majority of individuals who use a cochlear implant have the ability to understand speech in quiet and complex listening environments, and children who were born with hearing loss are now able to develop excellent auditory and spoken language skills with the device. 

Topic(s): Practice Management, Patient care, Cochlear Implants (CI), Hearing Assistive Technologies (HAT)