Dr. Teddy McRackan, MD MSCR is a fellowship trained neurotologist with a research career focused on a better understanding of the communication, health, social, and economic benefits of cochlear implantation in adults with hearing loss and the development of patient-centered interventions with a long-term goal of improving cochlear implant (CI) functional outcomes. To date, his research program has been supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, American Cochlear Implant Alliance, and the Doris Duke Foundation. In May 2022, he received the Triological Society’s Harold Mosher Award for Outstanding Clinical Research for his work developing and implementing the Cochlear Implant Quality of Life (CIQOL) instruments. His research interests have been informed his experiences in basic, translational, and clinical outcomes research, and as a surgeon-scientist. He has published over 100 manuscripts and book chapters and has edited a comprehensive Neurotology textbook. In addition, he maintains a very active clinical practice and serves as the Medical Director of the MUSC Cochlear Implant Program and Director of the MUSC Skull Base Center.