Dr. Nancy Young to Present at Prestigious Duke University Otolaryngology Conference

September 22, 2020

Dr. Nancy Young, Medical Director, Audiology & Cochlear Implant Programs at Lurie Children’s, is part of a select group of experts who will speak at Duke University’s virtual conference on “Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence in Otolaryngology & the Communication Sciences” on October 26.  

Machine learning to improve patient care will be the focus of the conference. Dr. Young will be discussing her international research collaboration to use machine learning algorithms to improve language after cochlear implantation. Her work is supported by a grant from National Institutes of Health (NIH). Other speakers will address artificial intelligence to improve hearing devices and to enable speech restoration with neuroprothetics. In addition, support for research to advance the application of machine learning in otolaryngology and communication sciences will be discussed by leaders from NIH.

Dr. Young is Head of Otology & Neurotology at Lurie Children’s, and is the Lillian S. Wells Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.