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Susan B. Waltzman

Susan B. Waltzman

Marica F. Vilcek Professor of Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

cochlear implant outcomes research

I am the Marica F. Vilcek Professor of Otolaryngology and Vice Chair, Faculty Development and Academic Affairs.

My research focuses on two main areas: the outcomes of cochlear and brainstem implants and the variables, including new technology, affecting those outcomes in children, adolescents, older adults, and special populations. Our most recent research involves investigating treatments for single-sided deafness, for preserving residual hearing, and for using auditory brainstem implants in children with compromised auditory nerves.

I have been the principal investigator on numerous device-related clinical trials over the past 20 years.

I am the author of more than 110 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters. In 2014 I co-edited the third edition of a textbook, titled Cochlear Implants, with J. Thomas Roland, Jr., MD. I have been a visiting professor at many institutions worldwide and am a frequent contributor and invited speaker at national and international conferences.



Academic office

222 East 41st Street, NYU Cochlear Implant Center

8th floor

New York, NY 10017

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Vice Chair, Faculty Development and Academic Affairs

Cottrell, Justin; Spitzer, Emily; Friedmann, David; Jethanamest, Daniel; McMenomey, Sean; Roland, J Thomas; Waltzman, Susan

Otology & neurotology. 2024 Feb 01; 45(2):121-127

Spitzer, Emily R; Attlassy, Younes; Roland, J Thomas; Waltzman, Susan B

International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology. 2024 Jan 06; 177:111857

Spitzer, Emily R; Kay-Rivest, Emily; Waltzman, Susan B; O'Brien-Russo, Colleen A; Santacatterina, Michele; Roland, J Thomas; Landsberger, David M; Friedmann, David R

Otology & neurotology. 2023 Jun 01; 44(5):453-461

Spitzer, Emily R; Waltzman, Susan B

Expert review of medical devices. 2023 Nov; 20(12):1131-1141

Kay-Rivest, Emily; Friedmann, David R; McMenomey, Sean O; Jethanamest, Daniel; Thomas Roland, J; Waltzman, Susan B

Otology & neurotology. 2022 Dec 01; 43(10):e1085-e1089

Winchester, Arianna; Kay-Rivest, Emily; Friedmann, David R; McMenomey, Sean O; Shapiro, William H; Roland, J Thomas; Waltzman, Susan; Jethanamest, Daniel

Cochlear implants international. 2022 Nov 21; 1-8

Kay-Rivest, Emily; McMenomey, Sean O; Jethanamest, Daniel; Shapiro, William H; Friedmann, David R; Waltzman, Susan B; Roland, J Thomas

Otology & neurotology. 2022 Oct 01; 43(9):1027-1032

Kay-Rivest, Emily; Schlacter, Jamie; Waltzman, Susan B

Cochlear implants international. 2022 09; 23(5):280-290