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David L. Horn, MD

Assistant Professor

Department
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Specialties
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Site(s) of Practice, Maps, and Directions
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Area(s) of Expertise
Pediatric Otology and Cochlear Implantation
Pediatric Airway disorders
Neck masses
General Pediatric Otolaryngology

Education
MD—Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002
Postgraduate Training
Internship - Department of General Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine
Research Fellowship - Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency – Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology, 2010

Licensure
State of Washington

Professional Activities and Special Honors
Resident Travel Award, Triological Society Middle Section, 2007
First Place Award for Resident Research, Triological Society Middle Section, 2006
Resident Travel Award, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 2005
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society, Elected 2001

Most Significant Articles and Abstracts
Horn DL, Houston DM, Miyamoto RT (2007).  Speech discrimination skills in deaf infants before and after cochlear implantation. Audiological Medicine 5(4): 232-241.

Horn DL, Fagan MK, Dillon CM, Pisoni DB, Miyamoto RT (2007).  Visual-Motor Integration Skills of Pre-lingually Deaf Children:  Implications for Pediatric Cochlear Implantation.  Laryngoscope. 117(11):2017-25. Houston DM, Horn DL, Qi R, Ting JY, Gao S (2007).  Assessing speech discrimination in individual infants.  Infancy.  12(2): 119-145.

Horn DL, Pisoni DB, Miyamoto RT (2006).  Divergence of fine and gross motor skills in prelingually deaf children:  implications for cochlear implantation.  Laryngoscope. 116(8):1500-6.

Horn DL, Pisoni DB, Davis RAO, Sanders M, Miyamoto RT (2005).  Behavioral assessment of prelingually deaf children before cochlear implantation.  Laryngoscope.  115(9):1603-11   

Recent Presentations
Horn DL, Chi DH (2009).  Cognitive developmental assessment of hearing impaired infants before cochlear implantation.  Submitted for oral presentation at the American Society for Pediatric Otolaryngology Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Horn DL, Mehta DK, Simons JP, Maguire RC (2009).  Endoscopic anterior cricoid split with balloon dilation: a novel technique for treatment of infants with failed extubation.  Accepted oral presentation at the Society For Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, December 3-6.

Horn DL, Pisoni DB, Miyamoto RT (2009).  Behavioral assessment of prelingually deaf children after cochlear implantation.  Oral presentation at the American Society for Pediatric Otolaryngology Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 28-31.

Practice Priorities
I am interested in methods to assess perceptual, linguistic and cognitive development in pre-lingually deaf infants who use cochlear implants (CI).  My research is aimed at understanding what impact hearing impairment has on early development and whether these measures obtained in infancy are predictive of later spoken-language abilities.  I am also interested in cognitive sources of variance in spoken-language skills in pre-school and school-age children with CIs.

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