Training and development

Whether you want to learn something new or build your current expertise as a cochlear implant professional, Cochlear can support you with education and training.

We have designed Cochlear's professional education programs to help you develop or enhance the skills you need to work with implantable hearing technology.

Cochlear is proud to help prepare surgeons, audiologists, speech pathologists and other hearing health professionals for today's clinical challenges.

We designed the courses for professionals with varying levels of hearing implant experience – from an introduction to hearing implants to advanced courses on new technology. 

 

Cochlear education webinars - October 2020

Cochlear implant and Bone conduction implant referring 101: a look at case studies and common barriers to implantation1

WED 7 Oct
12-1PM AEST

Join us as we take an in-depth look at referring for cochlear implantation and Baha through case studies that you may commonly see in the clinic. Over the course of this webinar, we’ll demonstrate real life examples of patients who have been guided through the candidate process by Cochlear’s Engagement Team, and how this service can assist both you as a clinician, but more importantly – your clients. Cochlear implantation has seen significant technological advancement over the past decade, and as such, indications for implantation have expanded. After this webinar, you’ll be well informed of the most current guidelines for both cochlear implantation and Baha, increasing your ability to spot potential candidates, and feel more aware of the common barriers for patients in taking that next step towards improved hearing and quality of life.


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Hear the other side: Cochlear implantable solutions for Single Sided Deafness2

WED 14 Oct
12-1PM AEST

This webinar will give an overview of Single Sided Deafness (SSD), the different treatment options and their outcomes. In this session we will look at some of the research showing the impact of unilateral hearing loss and SSD on children and adults. Specifically, we will look at functional impact, educational impact and quality of life impact. We will also look at some of the differences between people born with SSD and those that have acquired it.


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Understanding Baha® surgery for hearing health care professionals3

THU 15 Oct
12-1PM AEST

This webinar will explore the steps involved in Cochlear™ Baha® surgery. Differences between Baha Attract System and Baha Connect System surgery will be explored as well as surgical transition from one connection type to another.


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The first year: Fundamentals of cochlear implant programming and the recipient journey [New Zealand]   

FRI 16 Oct
12-1PM NZST

Join us for an inside look at the journey following implantation from both the audiologist and recipient perspectives. This webinar is ideal for non-implanting audiologists. 


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Cochlear™ sound processor technology: Leading the way4  

TUE 20 Oct
12-1PM AEST

Cochlear is a mission driven organisation with a focus on transforming the treatment of hearing loss, the ultimate focus being on improving the lives of individual’s with hearing loss. This session will be led by two of Cochlear’s most senior and experienced engineers to provide audiologists who are new to Cochlear implant information on Nucleus sound processors. By then end of this webinar, audiologists will be able to confidently list the features and benefits of each processor and how they can greatly benefit those living with severe to profound hearing loss.


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Standard of Care: The relationship between hearing loss and depression, cognition and dementia in adults5

WED 21 Oct
12-1PM AEST

There is increasing evidence linking hearing loss to depression, cognition and dementia in adults, Professor Birman presents on these important links with hearing loss and the findings from a recent landmark systematic literature review and International Consensus Paper, setting minimum standards for cochlear implantation in adults.


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Cochlear implant candidacy evaluation: What is involved for my client?6    

TUE 27 Oct
12-1PM AEST

“Implant candidate? What happens next?” This is a commonly asked question by audiologists contemplating and candidates receiving, a referral for a cochlear implant assessment. In this engaging session, you will go behind the scenes into the journey of a cochlear implant recipient from referral to potential implantation. Included will be a description of the overall evaluation process, common testing protocols and busting of myths that can stand in the way of a successful referral. We will arm you with answers to hearing aid users most common questions and suggests strategies for greater collaboration for hearing aid audiologists during the process.


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The first year: Fundamentals of cochlear implant programming and the recipient journey7

WED 28 Oct
12-1PM AEST

Join us for an inside look at the journey following implantation from both the audiologist and recipient perspectives. This webinar is ideal for non-implanting audiologists. 


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1AudAus 2021 007 | Cat 1.2 1 CPD point | HAASA CPED 2020-2021 (2020-034) | AcAud 202067 | 1 CEP point
2AudAus 2021 016 | Cat 1.2 1 CPD point | HAASA CPED 2018-2020 (2020-001) | AcAud 202068 | 1 CEP Point
3AudAus 2021 015 | Cat 1.2 1 CPD point | HAASA CPED 2020-2021 (2020-033) | AcAud 202069 | 1 CEP point
4AudAus 2021 035 | Cat 1.2 1 CPD point | HAASA CPED 2020-2021 (2020-041) | AcAud 202072 | 1 CEP point
5AudAus 2021 017 | Cat 1.2 1 CPD point | HAASA CPED 2020-2021 (2020-035) | AcAud 202070 | 1 CEP Point
6AudAus TBC | HAASA TBC | AcAud TBC
7AudAus 2021 033 | Cat 1.2 1 CPD point | HAASA CPED 2018-2020 (2020-020) | AcAud 202071 | 1 CEP point

 

Cochlear education webinars - November 2020

Masterclass | Get Smart: Bimodal streaming from compatible Apple & Android™ devices

Masterclass | Get smart: Bimodal streaming from compatible Apple & Android™ devices1

MON 2 Nov
12-1PM AEST

We will take a deeper look into bimodal streaming from compatible smartphones to the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor. We will also explore the bimodal pairing process for Apple and Android™ devices and provide troubleshooting tips.


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Learning about cochlear implant surgery2

TUE 3 Nov
12-1PM AEST

This session is aimed at healthcare professionals who are not familiar with cochlear implants. It will provide an understanding of the cochlear implant surgery to better facilitate counselling. Attendees will be provided with a broad overview on the Cochlear™ Nucleus® implant portfolio. Surgical steps standard to all Cochlear implant surgeries will be explained.


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5 ways Cochlear keeps you connected: Exploring connectivity3

MON 9 Nov
12-1PM AEST

This engaging webinar covers the five ways that Cochlear devices incorporate the growing world of connectivity to benefit recipients and clinicians. The course will provide a rationale for using True Wireless™ Accessories, Nucleus® Smart App, Android™ compatibility and Made for iPhone (MFI) devices. How and when to encourage clients to use these devices will be discussed. Bring your Made for iPhone (MFI) device, as this course also provides a live demonstration of MFI accessibility options.


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Standard of care: Factors associated with post implantation outcomes4

TUE 10 Nov
12-1PM AEST

The presentation will provide insights into Hearing Implants Australia’s unique experience and recommendations in supporting adults through the cochlear implant journey.


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Optimising bimodal fittings with Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor and ReSound hearing aids5

MON 16 Nov
12-1PM AEST

Hear from Cochlear and GN Hearing on bimodal benefits, and considerations for bimodal fittings.


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Cochlear implant and Baha® referring 101: A look at case studies and common barriers to implantation6

MON 23 Nov
12-1PM AEST

Join us as we take an in-depth look at referring for cochlear implantation and bone conduction through case studies that you may commonly see in the clinic. Hear from the Cochlear’s Engagement Team about how their service can assist both you as a clinician, but more importantly – your clients.


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Cochlear implant candidacy evaluation: What is involved for my client?7

TUE 24 Nov
12-1PM AEST

In this engaging session, you will go behind the scenes into the journey of a cochlear implant recipient from referral to potential implantation. Included will be a description of the overall evaluation process, common testing protocols and busting of myths that can stand in the way of a successful referral.


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The cochlear implant journey: A recipient's perspective8

WED 25 Nov
12-1PM AEST

This webinar will address the importance of the emotional side of a patient’s cochlear implant journey. Hear from a cochlear implant recipient and learn how to proactively counsel to patient needs. 


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Understanding Baha® surgery for hearing health care professionals9

MON 30 Nov
12-1PM AEST

This webinar will explore the steps involved in Cochlear Baha® surgery. Differences between Baha Attract System and Baha Connect System surgery will be explored as well as  surgical transition from one connection type to another.


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1 Audiology Australia CPD2021 041 | Cat 1.2, 1 point | AcAud 202079: 1 CEP Point | HAASA CPED 2020-048 1 point
2 Audiology Australia CPD2021 009 | Cat 1.2, 1 point | AcAud 202085: 1 CEP Point | HAASA CPED 2020-031 1 point
3 Audiology Australia CPD2021 042 | Cat 1.2, 1 point | AcAud 202078: 1 CEP Point | HAASA CPED 2020-049 1 point
4 Audiology Australia CPD2021 043 | Cat 1.2, 1 point | AcAud 202080: 1 CEP Point | HAASA CPED 2020-050 1 point
5 Audiology Australia CPD2021 044 | Cat 1.2, 1 point | AcAud 202084: 1 CEP Point | HAASA CPED 2020-021 1 point
6 Audiology Australia CPD2021 007 | Cat 1.2, 1 point | AcAud 202083: 1 CEP Point | HAASA CPED 2020-029 1 point
7 Audiology Australia CPD2021 017 | Cat 1.2, 1 point | AcAud 202086: 1 CEP Point | HAASA CPED 2020-035 1 point
8 Audiology Australia CPD2021 008 | Cat 1.2, 1 point | AcAud 202082: 1 CEP Point | HAASA CPED 2020-030 1 point
9 Audiology Australia CPD2021 015 | Cat 1.2, 1 point | AcAud 202081: 1 CEP Point | HAASA CPED 2020-003 1 point

Please note CPD points will only be given to members who have not yet attended these sessions.

The content of these presentations is intended as a guide for information purposes only and does not replace or remove clinical judgment or the professional care and duty necessary for each specific recipient case. The information has been prepared with reference to the best information available at the time of preparation.

Cochlear™ Clinical Skills Institute (CCSI)

The Cochlear™ Clinical Skills Institute (CCSI) is a state of the art training facility for continuing clinical education in the field of implantable hearing solutions.

 

Classroom courses

 

Disclaimer

Please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

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