David L. Horn, MD

David L. Horn, MD

Otolaryngology, Childhood Communication Center, Cochlear Implant Program

Children's Title: Co-Director, Cochlear Implant Program

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • David L. Horn MD joined the University of Washington faculty in 2010. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery as well as adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. He received his MD degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, then undertook otolaryngology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine and most recently completed his fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Horn is the medical Co-Director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant program at Seattle Childrens Hospital and sees patients with hearing loss, ear disorders, balance issues, as well as other general pediatric otolaryngological problems. Dr. Horn also conducts research as the principle investigator of the Prosthetic Auditory Development Laboratory at the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center. His work, funded by the National Institutes of Health, seeks to understand how early hearing abilities in infancy are related to later spoken-language development.

    • Kyara Renton 01.26.18

      Good Doctor see both of my children

    • Julia Seattle 10.11.17

      Our 4 day old son was admitted to Children's with unexplained issues where his oxygen dropped significantly when he tried to feed. He had multiple things going on but the team of doctors came at it from every angle to ensure he was safe. Dr. Horn was our favorite despite the fact that he had to insert a camera into our son's throat to see what was happening and then performed surgery on him at 6 days old. He was kind, very informative and respectful. We fully trusted his judgement and his initial prognosis was proved out after much testing, our son went home and is growing up to be strong and healthy. I would recommend Dr. Horn.

    • Cynthia Kelso, WA 06.30.16

      He was wonderful with my son who has major issues with anxiety. He took time to talk to him and reassure him. He even discussed Star Wars with him. My son also healed nicely with little scaring. We go back for a follow-up surgery this fall and I am confident DR. Horn will do another great job.

    • Denise Mount Vernon, WA 04.01.11

      Our 11-year-old daughter Olivia came to Dr. Horn after receiving a diagnosis of a tumor in her parotid salivary gland. When he reviewed her case, he spent a lot of time explaining our options and even told us what he would do if Olivia were his own daughter. We went ahead with his recommendation to remove the tumor as soon as possible. He spent time with us right before the surgery - answering our questions and helping to put our minds at ease. We are so thankful that we went with his recommendation, because five days later we learned that her tumor was cancer. Because of his knowledge and expertise, our daughter's cancer was caught early and did not have a chance to spread throughout her body. He has given us a future filled with HOPE and we are grateful. Thank you!

    • Kara Renton,WA 01.04.11

      My son who was 2 1/2 at the time of his surgery needed to have his adenoids removed. Dr. Horn is very knowledgeable, compassionate and gave me a very clear understanding of what my son's issues were. I was overwhelmed by the decision to either have the surgery to remove the adenoids or wait and see if things got better. He helped me make the right choice by providing me with the best medical information/advise and presenting it to me in "English" and not a lot of medical terminology. My son's surgery was very successful. Dr. Horn has a great personality, and really cares about his patience. I felt like my son was in excellent care before and during the surgery. Everything was well explained and lots of supportive materials were provided to me. I highly recommend Dr. Horn because of his charismatic personality his passion for his career, and ability to work well with children. Thank you!

  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Horn DL, Maguire RC, Simons JP, Mehta DK
      Endoscopic anterior cricoid split with balloon dilation in infants with failed extubation.
      22095839 The Laryngoscope, 2012 Jan. : 122(1)216-9
    • Horn DL, Fagan MK, Dillon CM, Pisoni DB, Miyamoto RT
      Visual-motor integration skills of prelingually deaf children: implications for pediatric cochlear implantation.
      17828054 The Laryngoscope, 2007 Nov. : 2017-25
    • Fagan MK, Pisoni DB, Horn DL, Dillon CM
      Neuropsychological correlates of vocabulary, reading, and working memory in deaf children with cochlear implants.
      17556732 Journal of deaf studies and deaf education, 2007 : 461-71
    • Horn DL, Pisoni DB, Miyamoto RT
      Divergence of fine and gross motor skills in prelingually deaf children: implications for cochlear implantation.
      16885761 The Laryngoscope, 2006 Aug. : 1500-6
    • Horn DL, Pisoni DB, Sanders M, Miyamoto RT
      Behavioral assessment of prelingually deaf children before cochlear implantation.
      16148703 The Laryngoscope, 2005 Sept. : 1603-11
    • Horn DL, McSoley T, Klein N
      External rhinoplasty excision of a nasal tip glioma in a 6-month old infant: Case report and review of the literature
      Otorhinolaryngology, 2009 : 73(8)232-241
    • Frautschy SA, Horn DL, Sigel JJ, Harris-White ME, Mendoza JJ, Yang F, Saido TC, Cole GM
      Protease inhibitor coinfusion with amyloid beta-protein results in enhanced deposition and toxicity in rat brain
      Journal of Neuroscience, 1998 : 18(20)8311-8321
    • Horn DL, Houston DM, Miyamoto RT
      Speech discrimination skills in deaf infants before and after cochlear implantation
      Audiological Medicine, 2007 : 5(4)232-241
    • Horn DL, Loomis JM
      Spatial updating of targets in front and behind
      Paideia, 2004 : 14(27)75-81
    • Houston DM, Horn DL, Qi R, Ting JY, Gao S
      Assessing speech discrimination in individual infants
      Infancy, 2007 : 12(2)119-145

    Manuscripts Submitted

    • Horn DL, Demarre K, Parikh SR
      Inter-arytenoid injection laryngoscopy as a diagnostic tool for workup and treatment of pediatric aspiration
      Annals of Otology Rhinology and Laryngology

    Other Publications

    • Filipek N, Kirkham E, Chen M, Ma CC, Horn DL, Johnson KE, Parikh SR
      Drug-induced sleep endoscopy directed surgery improves polysomnography measures in overweight and obese children with obstructive sleep apnea.
      33372808 Acta oto-laryngologica, 2021 April : 141(4)397-402
    • Noble AR, Christianson E, Norton SJ, Ou HC, Phillips GS, Khalatbari H, Friedman SD, Horn DL
      Reliability of Measuring Insertion Depth in Cochlear Implanted Infants and Children Using Cochlear View Radiography.
      32450736 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2020 Oct. : 163(4)822-828
    • Kirkham E, Ma CC, Filipek N, Horn DL, Johnson K, Chen ML, Parikh SR
      Polysomnography outcomes of sleep endoscopy-directed intervention in surgically naïve children at risk for persistent obstructive sleep apnea.
      31919717 Sleep & breathing = Schlaf & Atmung, 2020 Sept. : 24(3)1143-1150
    • Liu CC, Parikh SR, Horn DL
      Do Antivirals Improve Hearing Outcomes in Neonates With Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection?
      32010980 The Laryngoscope, 2020 July : 130(7)1609-1612
    • Pattisapu P, Evans SS, Noble AR, Norton SJ, Ou HC, Sie KCY, Horn DL
      Defining Essential Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
      32366178 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2020 July : 163(1)91-93
    • Parikh SR, Bly RA, Bonilla-Velez J, Dahl JP, Evans SS, Horn DL, Johnson KE, Manning SC, Ou HC, Pattisapu P, Perkins JA, Sie KCY
      Pediatric Otolaryngology Divisional and Institutional Preparatory Response at Seattle Children's Hospital after COVID-19 Regional Exposure.
      32286910 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2020 June : 162(6)800-803
    • Mitchell RM, Christianson E, Ramirez R, Onchiri FM, Horn DL, Pontis L, Miller C, Norton S, Sie KCY
      Auditory comprehension outcomes in children who receive a cochlear implant before 12 months of age.
      31087657 The Laryngoscope, 2020 March : 130(3)776-781
    • Resnick JM, Horn DL, Noble AR, Rubinstein JT
      Spectral aliasing in an acoustic spectral ripple discrimination task.
      32113324 The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2020 Feb. : 147(2)1054 PMCID:PMC7112708
    • Miller C, Kirkham E, Ma CC, Filipek N, Horn DL, Johnson K, Chen ML, Parikh SR
      Polysomnography outcomes in children with small tonsils undergoing drug-induced sleep endoscopy-directed surgery.
      30575040 The Laryngoscope, 2019 Dec. : 129(12)2771-2774
    • Padia R, Coppess S, Horn DL, Parikh SR, Hoang J, Faherty A, DeMarre K, Johnson K
      Pediatric dysphagia: Is interarytenoid mucosal height significant?
      30671968 The Laryngoscope, 2019 Nov. : 129(11)2588-2593
    • Wick EH, Johnson K, Demarre K, Faherty A, Parikh S, Horn DL
      Reliability and Construct Validity of the Penetration-Aspiration Scale for Quantifying Pediatric Outcomes after Interarytenoid Augmentation.
      31426703 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2019 Nov. : 161(5)862-869
    • Liu CC, Anne S, Horn DL
      Advances in Management of Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss.
      31303327 Otolaryngologic clinics of North America, 2019 Oct. : 52(5)847-861
    • Walker BA, Gerhards CM, Werner LA, Horn DL
      Amplitude modulation detection and temporal modulation cutoff frequency in normal hearing infants.
      31255105 The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2019 June : 145(6)3667 PMCID:PMC7112713
    • Coppess S, Padia R, Horn D, Parikh SR, Inglis A, Bly R, Dahl J, Dudley D, Johnson K
      Standardizing Laryngeal Cleft Evaluations: Reliability of the Interarytenoid Assessment Protocol.
      30322357 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2019 March : 160(3)533-539
    • Akkina SR, Ma CC, Kirkham EM, Horn DL, Chen ML, Parikh SR
      Does drug induced sleep endoscopy-directed surgery improve polysomnography measures in children with Down Syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea?
      30776267 Acta oto-laryngologica, 2018 Nov. : 138(11)1009-1013 PMCID:PMC6813773
    • Purcell PL, Edwards TC, Wisneski M, Chan DK, Ou H, Horn DL, Skirko JR, Sie KCY
      Unilateral Hearing Loss in Youth: Development of Candidate Items for a Condition-Specific Validated Instrument.
      30149769 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2018 Aug. 28 : 194599818797092
    • Walker B, Norton S, Phillips G, Christianson E, Horn D, Ou H
      Comparison of MRI in pediatric cochlear implant recipients with and without retained magnet.
      29728183 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2018 June : 10944-49
    • Miller C, Purcell PL, Dahl JP, Johnson K, Horn DL, Chen ML, Chan DK, Parikh SR
      Clinically small tonsils are typically not obstructive in children during drug-induced sleep endoscopy.
      28008627 The Laryngoscope, 2017 Aug. : 127(8)1943-1949 PMCID:PMC5892447
    • Miller C, Purcell PL, Dahl JP, Johnson K, Horn DL, Chen ML, Chan DK, Parikh SR
      Clinically small tonsils are typically not obstructive in children during drug-induced sleep endoscopy.
      28008627 The Laryngoscope, 2017 Aug. : 127(8)1943-1949
    • Purcell PL, Shinn JR, Coggeshall SS, Phillips G, Paladin A, Sie KCY, Horn DL
      Progression of Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children With and Without Ipsilateral Cochlear Nerve Canal Stenosis: A Hazard Analysis.
      28538470 Otology and neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 2017 July : 38(6)e138-e144 PMCID:PMC5639713
    • Purcell PL, Shinn JR, Coggeshall SS, Phillips G, Paladin A, Sie KCY, Horn DL
      Progression of Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children With and Without Ipsilateral Cochlear Nerve Canal Stenosis: A Hazard Analysis.
      28538470 Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 2017 July : 38(6)e138-e144 PMCID:PMC5639713
    • Horn DL, Won JH, Rubinstein JT, Werner LA
      Spectral Ripple Discrimination in Normal-Hearing Infants.
      27768611 Ear and hearing, 2017 March : 38(2)212-222 PMCID:PMC5321869
    • Horn DL, Dudley DJ, Dedhia K, Nie K, Drennan WR, Won JH, Rubinstein JT, Werner LA
      Effects of age and hearing mechanism on spectral resolution in normal hearing and cochlear-implanted listeners.
      28147578 The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2017 Jan. : 141(1)613
    • Dahl JP, Miller C, Purcell PL, Zopf DA, Johnson K, Horn DL, Chen ML, Chan DK, Parikh SR
      Airway Obstruction during Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy Correlates with Apnea-Hypopnea Index and Oxygen Nadir in Children.
      27301902 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2016 Oct. : 155(4)676-80
    • Dahl JP, Miller C, Purcell PL, Zopf DA, Johnson K, Horn DL, Chen ML, Chan DK, Parikh SR
      Airway Obstruction during Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy Correlates with Apnea-Hypopnea Index and Oxygen Nadir in Children.
      27301902 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2016 Oct. : 155(4)676-80
    • Purcell PL, Iwata AJ, Phillips GS, Paladin AM, Sie KC, Horn DL
      Bony cochlear nerve canal stenosis and speech discrimination in pediatric unilateral hearing loss.
      25878020 The Laryngoscope, 2015 July : 125(7)1691-6
    • Purcell PL, Iwata AJ, Phillips GS, Paladin AM, Sie KC, Horn DL
      Bony cochlear nerve canal stenosis and speech discrimination in pediatric unilateral hearing loss.
      25878020 The Laryngoscope, 2015 July : 125(7)1691-6
    • Park MH, Won JH, Horn DL, Rubinstein JT
      Acoustic temporal modulation detection in normal-hearing and cochlear implanted listeners: effects of hearing mechanism and development.
      25790949 Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology : JARO, 2015 June : 16(3)389-99 PMCID:PMC4417089
    • Mase CA, Chen ML, Horn DL, Parikh SR
      Supraglottoplasty for sleep endoscopy diagnosed sleep dependent laryngomalacia.
      25698459 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2015 April : 79(4)511-5
    • Shinn JR, Purcell PL, Horn DL, Sie KC, Manning SC
      First branchial cleft anomalies: otologic manifestations and treatment outcomes.
      25524898 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2015 March : 152(3)506-12
    • Mitchell RM, Horn DL
      Migration of a cochlear implant ground electrode through the calvarium of a pediatric patient.
      25547958 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2015 Feb. : 79(2)278-80
    • Mitchell RM, Horn DL
      Migration of a cochlear implant ground electrode through the calvarium of a pediatric patient.
      25547958 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2015 Feb. : 79(2)278-80
    • Horn DL, DeMarre K, Parikh SR
      Interarytenoid sodium carboxymethylcellulose gel injection for management of pediatric aspiration.
      24963090 The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 2014 Dec. : 123(12)852-8
    • Chan DK, Liming BJ, Horn DL, Parikh SR
      A new scoring system for upper airway pediatric sleep endoscopy.
      24810174 JAMA otolaryngology-- head and neck surgery, 2014 July : 140(7)595-602
    • Chan DK, Liming BJ, Horn DL, Parikh SR
      A New Scoring System for Upper Airway Pediatric Sleep Endoscopy.
      24810174 JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery, 2014 May 8
    • Edwards RM, Chapman T, Horn DL, Paladin AM, Iyer RS
      Imaging of pediatric floor of mouth lesions.
      23429804 Pediatric radiology, 2013 March : 43(5)523-35
    • Horn DL, Davisa RA, Pisoni DB, Miyamoto RT
      Visual attention, behavioral inhibition and speech/language outcomes in deaf children with cochlear implants.
      23100855 International congress series / Excerpta Medica, 2004 Nov. : 1273332-335 PMCID:PMC3478893
    • Hong RS, Rubinstein JT, Wehner D, Horn D
      Dynamic range enhancement for cochlear implants.
      12851550 Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 2003 July : 24(4)590-5

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Update in Pediatric Hearing Loss University of Washington School of Medicine Otolaryngology Update for Primary Care Seattle, WA 2012
    Update in Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology Winter Conference Seattle, WA 2011
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Spectro Temporal Modulation Sensitivity in Cochlear Implant (STMSCI); R01 Grant National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDCD) 2021 - 2025
    Provost Bridge Funding University of Washington $50,000 2019 - 2020
    Spectrotemporal Modulation Discrimination in Cochlear Implanted Children AAO-HNSF CORE Grant $10,000 2019 - 2020
    Spectral and Temporal Resolution in Infants with Cochlear Implants; K23 Grant (K23DC013055-01A1) National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDCD) $230,306 2014 - 2019

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Otolaryngology

Medical/Professional School

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Residency

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis

Fellowship

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Clinical Interests

Congenital and pre-lingual hearing loss, cochlear implantation, chronic ear disease, pediatric airway management, congenital head and neck anomalies, obstructive sleep apnea