Podium Presentations

(Boldface indicates speaker)

Invited Presentations (National and International Conferences)

1.) Hughes ML & Robinson SN. “Telepractice for cochlear implants.” 24th Annual Appalachian Spring Conference, Mountain Home VA, Johnson City, Tennessee, June 15-16, 2017. 

2.) Hughes ML*, Glickman E, Goehring JL. “What can stimulus polarity and interphase gap tell us about auditory nerve function?” CI2015 Conference of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance, Washington, D.C., October 15-17, 2015. (*Session moderator.)

3.) Hughes ML, Goehring JL, Baudhuin JL, Robinson SN, Scheperle RA.  “Telepractice for cochlear implants.”  Special Interest Group 7 Miniseminar, American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL, Nov. 20-22, 2014. 

4.) Hughes, ML. “Validation of audiological measures via telepractice for cochlear implants.” CI2013 Conference of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance, Washington, D.C., October 24-26, 2013. 

5.) Cullington H, Aschendorff A, Hughes M, Müller-Deile J, Cockburn J.  “7 times more patients in 7 years … how will we cope?”  Roundtable panel discussion, 10th European Symposium on Paediatric Cochlear Implantation, Athens, Greece, May 12-15, 2011. 

6.) Dillier N, Hughes M, Berger K, Wilhelm PH, Brill S, Büchner A, Kyriafinis G, Stavrianou E.  “Electrophysiology and device tuning strategies.  How we do it – challenges.”  Roundtable panel discussion, 10th European Symposium on Paediatric Cochlear Implantation, Athens, Greece, May 12-15, 2011. 

7.) Hughes ML, Neff DL, Stille LJ, & Goehring JL.  “The relation between ECAP temporal response properties and temporal integration in cochlear implants.”  Invited podium presentation, Objective Measures in Auditory Implants 6th International Symposium, St. Louis, MO, Sept. 23-25, 2010. 

8.) Hughes ML.  “Clinical use of evoked potentials in cochlear implants.”  Invited faculty presentation, Cochlear Implants in Children and Adults Virtual Conference, hosted by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, October 10-27, 2008. 

9.) Hughes ML, Brown CJ, Etler C, Dunn S, Behrens A & Abbas PJ.  “Using objective measures for pediatric cochlear implant programming.  Invited podium presentation, American Speech Language and Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL, November 13-15, 2003.

Invited Presentations (Local and Regional Conferences)

1.) Hughes ML. “Effect of stimulus polarity on the electrically evoked compound action potential: Implications for estimating neural survival.” MARC-MANS, Omaha, NE, July 23-24, 2015. 

2.) Hughes ML. “Cochlear implant resources at Boys Town National Research Hospital.” Iowa Symposium on Hearing Loss: Impact on Children and Their Families, Ankeny, IA, September 29, 2012. 

3.) Hughes ML. “Boys Town National Research Hospital: Diagnosis, resources, and support for hearing health.” Sertoma Regional Convention, Lincoln, NE, August 12, 2011.

4.) Hughes ML. “The basics of cochlear implants.” Nebraska Hearing Society Annual Spring Meeting, Lincoln, NE, March 18, 2011. 

5.) Hughes ML. “Temporal responses of the auditory nerve in cochlear implants.” 3rd Biennial Auditory Research Conference, Omaha, NE, July 24, 2009. 

6.) Hughes ML. “An Introduction to cochlear implants.” 86th Annual Sertoma International Convention, Omaha, NE, July 14, 2006. 

7.) Hughes ML & Stille LJ.  “Latest developments in cochlear implants.” Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association Fall Convention, Kearney, NE, September 29-30, 2005. 

8.) Hughes ML, Barrow KR, & Stille LJ. “Psychophysical vs. physiologic channel interaction in cochlear implants.” 1st Biennial Auditory Research Conference, Omaha, NE, June 4, 2005. 

9.) Hughes ML & Gantz, BJ. “What’s New in Cochlear Implants.” Iowa Speech and Hearing Association, Des Moines, IA, October 22, 1999.

Other Invited Presentations

1.) Hughes ML, Goehring JL, Robinson SN, Baudhuin JL, & Scheperle RA. “Telepractice for cochlear implants.” ASHA Audiology 2015: Quality Outcomes for Cochlear Implants Online Conference, October 7-19, 2015. 

2.) Hughes ML. “The use of objective measures with cochlear implants.” Guest speaker, FDA ENT Advisory Panel meeting, Gaithersburg, MD, May 1, 2015. 

3.) Hughes ML. “Clinical ECAP measurement techniques and tips.”  Live E-learning Web Seminar, Audiology Online, August 1, 2007. 

4.) Hughes ML.  “Issues in pediatric cochlear implantation.”  Invited podium presentation, Social Security Administration Policy Conference on Hearing Impairments and Disturbance of Labyrinthine – Vestibular Function, Washington, DC, November 7-8, 2005. 

5.) Hughes ML.  “Monitoring subjective and objective measures over time.”  Invited podium presentation, Advanced Bionics Investigators’ Meeting on Objective Measures, Las Vegas, NV, March 22-23, 2004.

Refereed Presentations (National and International Conferences)

1.) Sevier JD, Choi S, & Hughes ML. “Measuring sound-processor threshold levels for pediatric cochlear implant recipients using visual reinforcement audiometry via telepractice.” American Cochlear Implant Alliance, San Francisco, CA, July 27-29, 2017. 

2.) Hughes ML, Sevier JD, & Choi S. “Remote programming for pediatric cochlear implant recipients.” 3rd International Internet & Audiology Conference, Louisville, KY, July 27-28, 2017. 

3.) Goehring JL, Hughes ML, & Robinson SN. “Telepractice for pediatric CI programming: Measures of behavioral threshold and parent/caregiver satisfaction.” Podium presentation, 14th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Technologies, May 11-14, 2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

4.) Hughes ML, Baudhuin JL, Goehring JL, & Scheperle RA. “Effects of stimulus polarity and artifact cancellation method on ECAP responses.” Podium presentation, 8th International Symposium on Objective Measures in Auditory Implants, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 15-18, 2014.

5.) Hughes ML, Goehring JL, Baudhuin JL, & Lusk RP. “How well do intraoperative impedance measures predict post-operative electrode function?” Podium Presentation, 12th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, Baltimore, MD, May 3-5, 2012. 

6.) Goehring JL, Hughes ML, Baudhuin JL, Valente DL, McCreery RW, Diaz GR, Sanford T, & Harpster R. “An evaluation of speech perception via telehealth: How does technology and testing environment affect scores for CI recipients?” Podium Presentation, 12th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, Baltimore, MD, May 3-5, 2012. 

7.) Goehring JL, Hughes ML, Baudhuin JL, Diaz G, Sanford T, & Harpster R. “Validation of telehealth for clinical and research measures in CIs.” Podium presentation, 13th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Chicago, IL, July 13-16, 2011. 

8.) Hughes ML, Goehring JL, Baudhuin J, Sanford T, & Harpster R.  “A validity assessment of telehealth for clinical and research measures in CIs.”  Podium presentation, 10th European Symposium on Paediatric Cochlear Implantation, Athens, Greece, May 12-15, 2011.

9.) Hughes ML & Glassman EK.  “A comparison of computer versus human methods of ECAP threshold determination.” Podium presentation, 10th European Symposium on Paediatric Cochlear Implantation, Athens, Greece, May 12-15, 2011. 

10.) Hughes ML, Simmons JL, & Harpster R.  “Telehealth for cochlear implant service delivery: Where are we now?”  Podium presentation, 12th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Seattle, WA, June 17-20, 2009. 

11.) Hughes ML, Castioni E, & Stille LJ.  “Variability of temporal response properties of the auditory nerve across electrodes and subjects.”  Podium presentation, 12th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Seattle, WA, June 17-20, 2009. 

12.) Hughes ML.  “A re-evaluation of the relation between physiological channel interaction and electrode pitch ranking in cochlear implants.”  Podium presentation, 10th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and other Implantable Auditory Technologies, San Diego, CA, April 10-12, 2008. 

13.) Hughes ML, Neff DL, & Simmons JL.  “Performance outcomes for borderline cochlear implant candidates.”  Podium presentation, 11th International Conference on Cochlear Implants in Children, Charlotte, NC, April 11-14, 2007. 

14.) Moeller MP, Stille LJ, Neff DL, Hughes ML, Stelmachowicz PG, & Lusk RP.  “Qualitative analysis of perceived advantages and disadvantages of bilateral cochlear implants.  Podium presentation, 11th International Conference on Cochlear Implants in Children, Charlotte, NC, April 11-14, 2007. 

15.) Hughes ML & Simmons JL.  “Performance outcomes for borderline cochlear implant candidates.”  Podium presentation, American Speech Language Hearing Association 2006 Convention, Miami Beach, FL, November 16-18, 2006. 

16.) Hughes ML, Barrow K, & Stille L.  “A comparison between ECAP and psychophysical channel interaction.”  Podium presentation, 10th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Dallas, TX, March 15-18, 2005.

17.) Hughes ML & Abbas PJ.  “ECAP channel interaction and electrode discrimination ability in cochlear implants.”  Podium presentation, VIII International Cochlear Implant Conference, Indianapolis, IN, May 10-13, 2004.

18.) Etler CP, Abbas PJ, Hughes ML, Brown CJ, Dunn SM, Zubrod LJ, & Van Voorst TL.  “Comparison of psychophysical and electrophysiologic measures of channel interaction.  Podium presentation, VIII International Cochlear Implant Conference, Indianapolis, IN, May 10-13, 2004. 

19.) Abbas PJ, Brown CJ, Hughes ML, Etler CP, Behrens A, & Dunn S.  “The electrically-evoked compound action potential: Channel interaction measures.”  Podium presentation, Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Pacific Grove, CA, August 17-22, 2003. 

20.) Hughes ML, Abbas PJ, Brown CJ, Etler C, Behrens A, & Dunn S.  “Comparison of two methods used to measure the ECAP in subjects implanted with the Clarion CII device.”  Podium presentation, Objective Measures in Cochlear Implants, Ann Arbor, MI, June 26-28, 2003. 

21.) Brown CJ, Hughes ML, Dunn S, Etler C, Behrens A, & Abbas PJ.  “Comparison of performance using NRT-based MAPs with a range of other experimental MAPs in adult Nucleus cochlear implant recipients.”  Podium presentation, Objective Measures in Cochlear Implants, Ann Arbor, MI, June 26-28, 2003. 

22.) Brown CJ, Abbas PJ, Hughes ML, Miller CA, Etler C, Behrens A, & Dunn S.  “Using NRT to assess channel interaction in cochlear implant users.”  Podium presentation, Objective Measures in Cochlear Implants, Ann Arbor, MI, June 26-28, 2003. 

23.) Abbas PJ, Hughes ML, Brown CJ, Miller CA, Etler C, Behrens A, & Dunn S.  “Simultaneous and non-simultaneous channel interaction measures using the electrically evoked compound action potential.”  Podium presentation, 9th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Washington, DC, April 24-26, 2003. 

24.) Brown CJ, Abbas PJ, Hughes M, Etler C, Dunn S, & Behrens A.  “Cochlear implant programming and NRT/NRI.”  Podium presentation, 9th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Washington, DC, April 24-26, 2003. 

25.) Brown CJ, Abbas PJ, Hughes M, Etler C, Dunn S, & Behrens A.  “Initial experience with NRI at the University of Iowa.”  Podium presentation, Advanced Bionics Technology Update preceding the 9th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Washington, DC, April 23, 2003. 

26.) Abbas PJ, Hughes ML, Brown CJ, & Miller CA.  “Physiological assessment of spatial tuning and channel interaction in cochlear implants.”  Podium presentation, 26th Midwinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Daytona Beach, FL, February 23-27, 2003. 

27.) Brown CJ, Hughes ML, Abbas PJ, South H, & Schmidt-Clay K.  “Comparisons between NRT thresholds and 900 Hz MAP T- and C-levels in Nucleus cochlear implant users.”  Podium presentation, 7th International Cochlear Implant Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom, September 4-6, 2002. 

28.) Abbas PJ, Hughes ML, Brown CJ, Miller CA, & South H.  “Measures of spatial selectivity using intracochlear ECAP.”  Paper presented at “Candidacy for Implantable Hearing Devices”, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 27-29, 2002. 

29.) Hughes ML, Kelsay DMR, Sonneveldt V, Teagle HFB, South HA, Brown CJ, & Abbas PJ.  “An update on using NRT for speech processor programming in young children.”  Instructional course, American Academy of Audiology Convention, Philadelphia, PA, April 17-20, 2002.

30.) Hughes ML, Abbas PJ, South HA, & Brown CJ.  “Accuracy of NRT-based MAPs for SPEAK versus ACE and Contour versus Straight arrays in children.”  Podium presentation, Cochlear Corporation symposium preceding the American Academy of Audiology Convention, Philadelphia, PA, April 17, 2002.

31.) Brown CJ, Abbas PJ, & Hughes ML.  “Clinical Applications of Neural Response Telemetry.”  Podium presentation, 2nd International Symposium and Workshop on Objective Measures in Cochlear Implants, Lyon, France, March 16-18, 2001. 

32.) Abbas PJ, Brown CJ, & Hughes ML.  “Comparison of Whole-Nerve Potential and Perceptual Measures in Binaurally Implanted Subjects.”  Podium presentation, 2nd International Symposium and Workshop on Objective Measures in Cochlear Implants, Lyon, France, March 16-18, 2001.

33.) Abbas PJ, Brown CJ, Hughes ML, Seyle K & South H.  “Comparison of NRT Measures in Straight and Contour Electrode Arrays.”  Podium presentation, Cochlear Corporation symposium preceding the 2nd International Symposium and Workshop on Objective Measures in Cochlear Implants, Lyon, France, March 16-18, 2001.

34.) Hughes ML, Brown CJ, & Abbas PJ.  “Infant Programming: Combining Behavioral & Electrophysiological Measures.”  Podium presentation, Cochlear Corporation symposium preceding The 8th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Los Angeles, CA, February 28, 2001.

35.) Abbas PJ, Brown CJ, Hughes ML, Johnson TA, & Schmidt-Clay KM.  “Use of Electrophysiological Measures to Predict MAP Thresholds.”  Podium presentation, 8th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Los Angeles, CA, February 28-March 3, 2001. 

36.) Abbas PJ, Brown CJ, Hughes ML, Wahl B, & Gehringer A.  “Measurements of electrically evoked responses to pulse trains using neural response telemetry.”  Podium presentation at the 5th European Symposium on Paediatric Cochlear Implantation, Antwerp, Belgium, June 4-7, 2000. 

37.) Abbas PJ, Brown CJ, Hughes ML, Wahl B, Gehringer A, Johnson T, & Vander Werff K.  “NRT: Alternate subtraction method and a further look at predicting T and C levels.” Podium presentation at the 5th European Symposium on Paediatric Cochlear Implantation, Antwerp, Belgium, June 4-7, 2000. 

38.) Hughes ML, Brown CJ, & Abbas PJ. “Clinical Applications of NRT in Children.” Podium presentation, Cochlear Corporation sponsored event, 12th Annual Convention & Exposition of the American Academy of Audiology, Chicago, IL, March 16-19, 2000. 

39.) Brown CJ, Hughes ML, Abbas PJ, Vander Werff K, Seyle K, Luk B, & Wahl B.  “From the laboratory to the clinic: Neural Response Telemetry (NRT).”  Instructional course, 12th Annual Convention & Exposition of the American Academy of Audiology, Chicago, IL, March 16-19, 2000. 

40.) Brown CJ, Abbas PJ, Hughes M, Parkinson A, & Tyler R. “Cross-electrode differences in EAP growth and recovery functions measured using the Nucleus NRT software: correlation with speech performance.”  Podium presentation, Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA, August 1999. 

41.) Hughes ML, Abbas PJ, & Brown CJ. “Using EAP thresholds to facilitate creating MAPs for children with the Nucleus CI24M.”  Podium presentation, 11th Annual Convention of the American Academy of Audiology, Miami Beach, FL, April 29-May 1, 1999. 

42.) Brown CJ, Firszt JB, & Hughes ML. “Electrically Evoked Auditory Potentials: Clinical Applications.” Featured Session, 11th Annual Convention of the American Academy of Audiology, Miami Beach, FL, April 29-May 1, 1999.

43.) Gantz BJ, Hughes ML, Abbas PJ, & Brown CJ. “Using EAP thresholds to facilitate creating MAPs for children with the Nucleus CI24M.”  Podium presentation, 2nd Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implant and Related Sciences, Seoul, South Korea, April 2-4, 1999. 

44.) Abbas PJ, Brown CJ, Hughes ML, Gantz BJ, Wolaver AA, Gervais JP, & Hong SH. “Electrically evoked compound action potentials (EAP) recorded from subjects who use the Nucleus CI24M device.” Podium presentation, Seventh Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Iowa City, IA, June 4-7, 1998.

45.) Brown CJ, Abbas PJ, Hughes ML, & Hong SH. “Assessing electrically evoked auditory nerve activity using the neural response telemetry system of the nucleus CI24M cochlear implant.” Podium presentation, Seventh Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Iowa City, IA, June 4-7, 1998. 

46.) Brown CJ, Abbas PJ, Rubinstein JT, Hughes ML, Moore S, & Hong SH.  “Comparison of Techniques for Assessing the Integrity of the Internal Components of the Nucleus 22-Channel Cochlear Implant.” Podium presentation, V International Cochlear Implant Conference, New York, NY, May 1-3, 1997.

Refereed Poster Presentations (National and International Conferences)

1.) McDonald TC, Sevier JD, & Hughes ML (2018). Performance of cochlear implants in reverberation and noise: Implications for telepractice. American Academy of Audiology 2018, Nashville, TN, April 18-21. 

2. McDonald TC, Sevier JD, & Hughes ML (2018). Performance of cochlear implants in reverberation and noise: Implications for telepractice. T35 Mentored Research Poster, Abstracts of the Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, March 1-3.

3.) McDonald TC, Sevier JD, Choi S, & Hughes ML (2017). Options for remote speech-perception testing with adult cochlear-implant recipients. 3rd International Internet & Audiology Conference, Louisville, KY, July 27-28. 

4.) Hughes ML, Choi S, & Glickman E (2017). Physiological effects of polarity and interphase gap as potential estimates of neural health. 2017 Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, CA, July 17-21. 

5.) Choi S, Hughes ML, & Sevier JD (2017). Stimulus polarity effects across a large group of cochlear implant recipients: Implications for estimating neural health. 2017 Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, CA, July 17-21. 

6.) Spitzer ER & Hughes ML (2017). Effects of stimulus polarity on physiological spread of excitation in cochlear implants. T35 Mentored Research Poster, Abstracts of the Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, March 2-4.

7.) Sevier JD, Choi S, & Hughes ML (2017). Use of direct-connect for remote speech-perception testing in cochlear implants. Research Poster, Abstracts of the Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, March 2-4. 

8.) Glickman EE, Hughes ML, Goehring JL, & Miller MK (2016). Effect of interphase gap and polarity in cochlear implants. T35 Mentored Research Poster, Abstracts of the Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, March 3-5. 

9.) Robinson SN, Hughes ML, & Erdman SA (2015). Telepractice for cochlear implants: Adult aural rehabilitation. American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Denver, CO, Nov. 12-14, 2015. 

10.) Hughes ML, Scheperle RA, & Goehring JL (2015). What can ECAP polarity sensitivity tell us about auditory nerve survival?  Abstracts of the Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, CA, July 13-17. 

11.) Scheperle RA & Hughes ML (2015). Peripheral contributions to loudness for cochlear implants.  Abstracts of the Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, CA, July 13-17.

12.) Hughes ML, Scheperle RA, Baudhuin J, & Goehring J (2015). Can ECAP polarity sensitivity be used to estimate neural health? Abstracts of the Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, March 5-7. 

13.) Scheperle RA, Hughes ML, Baudhuin J, & Goehring J (2015). Exploring peripheral contributions to loudness: Cochlear implants. Abstracts of the Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, March 5-7. 

14.) Scheperle RA, Hughes ML, Baudhuin JL, & Goehring JL (2014). Variability across single-trial ECAPs and the relation to speech perception. Abstracts of the 8th International Symposium on Objective Measures in Auditory Implants, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 15-18. 

15.) Baudhuin JL, Hughes ML, & Goehring JL (2014). A comparison of alternating polarity and forward masking in Cochlear devices. Abstracts of the 8th International Symposium on Objective Measures in Auditory Implants, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 15-18. 

16.) Hughes ML, Baudhuin J, Goehring J, & Neff D (2013). Effect of electrode impedance on ECAP spread of excitation and pitch discrimination with dual-electrode stimulation.  Abstracts of the Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, CA, July 14-19. 

17.) Hughes ML, Euscher K, Goehring J, Baudhuin J, & Neff D (2013). Effect of masker level, rate, and spatial separation on psychophysical thresholds for interleaved pulse trains. Abstracts of the Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, CA, July 14-19. 

18.) Guillemette S, Hughes ML, & Baudhuin JL (2013). The effects of stimulus level on ECAP temporal responses.  T35 Mentored Research Posters, Abstracts of the Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, March 7-9. 

19.) Simmons JL & Hughes ML (2012). Can middle ear dysfunction impact cochlear implant function? Abstracts of the 12th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, Baltimore, MD, May 3-5. 

20.) Bournique JL, Hughes ML, Baudhuin JL, & Goehring JL (2012). What region of the cochlea contributes the most to speech perception?  T35 Mentored Research Posters, Abstracts of the Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, March 8-10. 

21.) Rosemond EK & Hughes ML (2010). Computer versus human threshold determination for the electrically evoked compound action potential. Abstracts of the Objective Measures in Auditory Implants 6th International Symposium, St. Louis, MO, Sept. 23-25.

22.) Hughes ML, Goehring JL, Helbig AP, Sanford T, & Harpster R (2010). Using telehealth for clinical and research measures in CIs: A validation study. Abstracts of the Objective Measures in Auditory Implants 6th International Symposium, St. Louis, MO, Sept. 23-25. 

23.) Rosemond EK & Hughes ML (2010). Determining ECAP thresholds: Which is better, computer or human? T35 Mentored Research Poster, Abstracts of the Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, March 4-6. 

24.) Hughes ML, Castioni E, & Stille LJ (2009). Auditory nerve temporal response variation across electrodes and subjects. Abstracts of the Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, CA, July 12-17. 

25.) Hughes ML & Goulson A (2009). Auditory nerve responses with intermediate-electrode stimulation. Abstracts of the Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, CA, July 12-17. 

26.) Castioni E & Hughes ML (2009). Characterizing temporal response properties of the electrically stimulated auditory nerve. T35 Mentored Research Poster, Abstracts of the Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, March 5-7. 

27.) Hughes ML & Stille LJ (2008). Physiological spatial excitation patterns in the electrically stimulated ear: Parametric effects. Abstracts of the 10th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and other Implantable Auditory Technologies, San Diego, CA, April 10-12. 

28.) Hughes ML, Stille LJ, & Neff DL (2007). Physiological and psychophysical channel interaction with simultaneous stimulation. Abstracts of the Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, CA, July 15-20.

29.) Neff DL & Hughes ML (2007). Identification of tonal patterns in competing backgrounds by children and adults with cochlear implants. Abstracts of the Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, CA, July 15-20. 

30.) Hughes ML & Stille LJ (2007). A comparison of physiological and psychophysical single-pulse forward masking in cochlear implants. Abstracts of the 11th International Conference on Cochlear Implants in Children, Charlotte, NC, April 11-14. 

31.) Hughes ML, Stille LJ, & Barrow KR (2005). Psychophysical and physiologic forward masking patterns in cochlear implants. Abstracts of the Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Pacific Grove, CA, July 30-August 4. 

32.) Hughes ML, Abbas PJ, Dunn SM, Brown CJ, Etler CP, & Behrens A (2003). Comparison of electrophysiologic channel interaction measures between conventional and peri-modiolar electrode arrays. Abstracts of the 9th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Washington, DC, April 24-26. 

33.) Hughes ML & Abbas PJ (2003). The relationship between electrophysiologic and psychophysical measures of spatial spread in cochlear implants. Mentored Student and Resident Research Posters, Abstracts of the Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, March 13-15. 

34.) Hughes ML, Abbas PJ, & Brown CJ (2003). The relationship between electrophysiologic and psychophysical measures of spatial spread in cochlear implants. Abstracts of the 26th Midwinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Daytona Beach, FL, February 23-27. 

35.) Hughes ML, Abbas PJ, & Brown CJ (2002). The relationship between electrophysiologic and psychophysical measures of spatial spread in cochlear implants. Abstracts of the 7th International Cochlear Implant Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom, September 4-6. 

36.) Abbas PJ, Hughes ML, Brown CJ, South H, & Miller CA (2002). Assessment of spatial selectivity using ECAP to measure neural response. Abstracts of the 7th International Cochlear Implant Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom, September 4-6. 

37.) Hughes ML, Abbas PJ, Brown CJ, Seyle K, & South H (2001). Assessing spatial spread in straight and modiolar hugging electrode arrays. Abstracts of the 8th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Los Angeles, CA, February 28-March 3. 

38.) Hughes ML & Abbas PJ (2000). Using EAP thresholds to predict MAP levels for young children. Abstracts of the 12th Annual Convention & Exposition of the American Academy of Audiology, Chicago, IL, March 16-19. 

39.) Hughes ML, Abbas PJ, & Brown CJ (2000). Changes over time in EAP measures in children. Abstracts of the 6th International Cochlear Implant Conference, Miami Beach, FL, February 3-5. 

40.) Brown CJ, Hughes ML, Abbas, PJ, Gantz BJ, & Rubinstein JT (2000). Prediction of post-implant performance based on pre-implant promontory stimulation: Data from bilateral cochlear implant users. Abstracts of the 6th International Cochlear Implant Conference, Miami Beach, FL, February 3-5. 

41.) Hughes ML, Abbas PJ, Brown CJ, Hong SH, Gervais JP, Wolaver AA, Teagle HFB, & Kelsay DMR (1998). Using neural response telemetry to measure the electrically evoked compound action potentials in children with the Nucleus CI24M cochlear implant. Abstracts of the 7th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Iowa City, IA, June 4-7.

42.) Hong SH, Hughes ML, Abbas PJ, Brown CJ, Gervais JP, Wolaver AA, & Gantz BJ (1998). Temporal response measures of the electrically evoked compound action potential (EAP) using the neural response telemetry system of the Nucleus CI24M device. Abstracts of the 7th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Iowa City, IA, June 4-7. 

43.) Hong SH, Brown CJ, Hughes ML, & Abbas PJ (1998). Electrically evoked compound action potentials using neural response telemetry in CI24M: Refractory recovery function of the auditory nerve. Abstracts of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St. Petersburg Beach, FL, February 16-20. 

Invited Local Educational Programs and Seminars

1.) Hughes ML. “An introduction to cochlear implants.” Grand rounds lecture for Creighton University Medical School first-year students, Omaha, NE, March 31, 2017. 

2.) Hughes ML. “An introduction to cochlear implants.” Grand rounds lecture for Creighton University Medical School first-year students, Omaha, NE, April 1, 2016. 

3.) Hughes ML. “Cochlear implant candidacy: Past to present.” Creighton University Partners in Health Engage, Omaha, NE, March 30, 2016. 

4.) Hughes ML. “An introduction to cochlear implants.” Grand rounds lecture for Creighton University Medical School first-year students, Omaha, NE, April 2, 2015. 

5.) Hughes ML. “An introduction to cochlear implants.” Grand rounds lecture for Creighton University Medical School first-year students, Omaha, NE, April 3, 2014. 

6.) Hughes ML. “An introduction to cochlear implants.” Grand rounds lecture for Creighton University Medical School first-year students, Omaha, NE, April 4, 2013. 

7.) Hughes ML.  “Speech perception via telehealth and the role of electrode impedance on virtual channels: Two studies from the cochlear implant research lab.” Cochlear Implant Seminar, Smart Lunch Lecture Series, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE, June 12, 2012. 

8.) Hughes ML. “An introduction to cochlear implants.” Grand rounds lecture for Creighton University Medical School first-year students, Omaha, NE, March 29, 2012. 

9.) Hughes ML. “An introduction to cochlear implants.” Grand rounds lecture for Creighton University Medical School first-year students, Omaha, NE, March 31, 2011. 

10.) Hughes ML. “Virtual channels in cochlear implants.”  BMS791 Seminar, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, February 15, 2011. 

11.) Hughes ML. “An introduction to cochlear implants.” Grand rounds lecture for Creighton University Medical School first-year students, Omaha, NE, April 1, 2010.

12.) Hughes ML.  “Stimulation with virtual channels in cochlear implants.”  Cochlear Implant Seminar, Smart Lunch Lecture Series, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE, November 2, 2010. 

13.) Hughes ML.  “Session 1, Conceptual Background: Basic physiology and perception.”  In “Cochlear Implants: From Concept to Classroom,” Auditory Consultant Resource Network lecture series, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE, October 29, 2010.

14.) Hughes ML & Goehring JL.  “Cochlear implant measurements via telehealth: A validation study.” Cochlear Implant Seminar, Smart Lunch Lecture Series, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE, July 6, 2010.

15.) Hughes ML. “An introduction to cochlear implants.” Grand rounds lecture for Creighton University Medical School first-year students, Omaha, NE, April 2, 2009.

16.) Hughes ML.  “Current research in cochlear implants.” CI Sertoma Club, Lincoln, NE, January 24, 2008.

17.) Hughes ML.  “The relation between physiology and psychophysics in cochlear implants.”  Cochlear Implant Seminar, Smart Lunch Lecture Series, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE, September 16, 2008.

18.) Hughes ML.  “Performance outcomes for borderline cochlear implant candidates.”  Cochlear Implant Seminar, Smart Lunch Lecture Series, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE, March 18, 2008.

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