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 - May 2020

5 ways Cochlear keeps you connected: exploring connectivity1

MON 4 May
12-1PM AEST

 

 

MON 11 May
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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Cochlear™ implant candidacy evaluation – what is involved for my client?2

THU 7 May
2-1PM AEST

 


MON 25 May
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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Cochlear implant and Baha referring 101: A look at case studies and common barriers to implantation3

WED 13 May
12-1PM AEST

 


WED 20 May
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 how this service can assist both you as a clinician, but more importantly – your clients.


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Standard of care: International Consensus on cochlear implant use in adults: An audiological perspective on best practice clinical pathway for diagnosis4

THU 14 May
12-1PM AEST

 


THU 28 May
12-1PM AEST

The presentation will give an overview of The International Consensus Paper, authored by the Delphi Consensus Group on cochlear implantation in adults. The objective of the Delphi consensus process was to develop a series of statements on the use of unilateral CIs in adults with severe, profound, or moderate sloping to profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), based on evidence from the literature and expert consensus from an international panel of 31 ENT specialists and Audiologists. The module will cover the systematic review and consensus, as well as sharing the consensus findings and how they relate to current practices in Australia and New Zealand.


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Hear the other side - Cochlear implantable solutions for single sided deafness (SSD)5

MON 18 May
12-1PM AEST

This hour-long webinar will give you an overview of the impact of SSD, common treatment options as well as outcomes of cochlear implantation for SSD users.


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Optimising bimodal fittings with Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 and ReSound hearing aids6

FRI 22 May
12-1PM AEST

It’s well established that hearing with a cochlear implant and a hearing aid in a bimodal solution, can significantly improve hearing performance and the hearing experience. In this session you will hear the unique story of how industry leaders, Cochlear and GN Hearing, collaborated to create the latest in connectivity and wireless technology for hearing implant recipients. A joint presentation with GN Hearing.


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Cochlear™ sound processor technology - leading the way7

WED 27 May
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™ implants, 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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*All events are endorsed by Audiology Australia. Category 1.2 - 1 CPD points. 1CPD1920 080 2CPD1920 071 3CPD1920 079 4CPD1920 078 5CPD1920 042 6CPD1920 082 7CPD1920 081. Please note CPD points will only be given to members who have not yet attended these sessions.

*All events are endorsed by AcAud for 1 CPD point. 1AcAUD 202023 2AcAUD 202019 3AcAUD 202021 4AcAUD 202020 5AcAUD 202022 6AcAUD 202034 7AcAUD 202024.

Cochlear education webinars - June 2020

Standard of Care: International Consensus on Cochlear Implant Use in Adults (Part 1)1

MON 1 June
12-1PM AEST

 

 

 

This three-part presentation will give an overview of The International Consensus Paper, authored by the Delphi Consensus Group on cochlear implantation in adults. Hear from three of Australia's most prominent cochlear implant surgeons on the importance of this new Standard of Care.
Part 1 : Professor Robert Briggs, Melbourne, VIC


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Basics of Cochlear™ Baha® programming and troubleshooting2

TUE 2 June
2-1PM AEST

 


MON 22 June
12-1PM AEST

This webinar will give a basic overview of Baha® Fitting Software and how to program a Baha device. Case studies will be used to explore basic troubleshooting.


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Beyond hearing aids New Zealand

WED 3 June
10-11AM AEST
12-1PM NZST

 


 

This session will give an overview of current cochlear implantation outcomes. Referral guidelines and funding options specific to New Zealand will be explored.


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The First Year: Fundamentals of cochlear implant programming and the recipient journey3

TUE 9 June
12-1PM AEST

 


WED 24 June
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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Optimising bimodal fittings with Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 and ReSound hearing aids4

MON 15 June
12-1PM AEST

It’s well established that hearing with a cochlear implant and a hearing aid in a bimodal solution, can significantly improve hearing performance and the hearing experience. In this session you will hear the unique story of how industry leaders, Cochlear™ and GN Hearing, collaborated to create the latest in connectivity and wireless technology for hearing implant recipients. A joint presentation with GN Hearing.


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Standard of Care : International Consensus on Cochlear Implant Use in Adults (Part 2)1

FRI 19 June
12-1PM AEST

This three-part presentation will give an overview of The International Consensus Paper, authored by the Delphi Consensus Group on cochlear implantation in adults. Hear from three of Australia's most prominent cochlear implant surgeons on the importance of this new Standard of Care.
Part 2:  Associate Professor Kelvin Kong, Newcastle, NSW


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Standard of Care : International Consensus on Cochlear Implant Use in Adults (Part 3)1

 

 

FRI 26 June
12-1PM AEST

This three-part presentation will give an overview of The International Consensus Paper, authored by the Delphi Consensus Group on cochlear implantation in adults. Hear from three of Australia's most prominent cochlear implant surgeons on the importance of this new Standard of Care.
Part 3: Dr Timothy Makeham, Canberra, ACT 


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*All events are endorsed by Audiology Australia. Category 1.2 - 1 CPD points. 1CPD1920 094 2CPD1920 095 3CPD1920 096 4CPD1920 082. Please note CPD points will only be given to members who have not yet attended these sessions.

*All events are endorsed by AcAud for 1 CPD point. 1AcAUD 202039 2AcAUD 202036 3AcAUD 202038 4AcAUD 202037.

*All events are endorsed by HAASA for 1 CPD point. 12020-013 22020-019 3AcAUD 2020-020 4AcAUD 2020-021.

Cochlear education masterclass series - June 2020

Masterclass | Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 SmartSound® iQ masterclass: technology, fitting and counselling

FRI 5 June
12-12:45PM AEST

 

 

 

Please join Dr Stefan Mauger, Cochlear Principal Research Engineer for a masterclass on SmartSound® IQ. Gain a greater understanding of SCAN automation, directional microphones and ForwardFocus, with some practical tips on fitting and counselling clients.


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Masterclass | Product innovation process at Cochlear: listening to recipients and clinicians

FRI 12 June
12-12:45PM AEST

Explore the product innovation process at Cochlear with Esti Nel, Cochlear Principal Research Audiologist. Learn about Cochlear’s internal clinical study process and how we integrate feedback into future product design. 


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Masterclass | What’s in the Cochlear toolkit: resources for auditory rehabilitation

TUE 16 June
12-12:45PM AEST

 


 

Please join us to learn more about Cochlear’s rehabilitation resources and guides for Cochlear™ implant and Baha® bone conduction implant recipients.


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Masterclass | Advanced Neural Response Telemetry (Advanced NRT™)

TUE 30 June
12-12:45PM AEST

Join us to get a deeper understanding of Neural Response Telemetry (NRT) and Advanced NRT™ in Custom Sound® EP and what parameters to adjust in different situations.


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Cochlear education masterclass series - July 2020

Masterclass | Cochlear™ Hybrid™ Hearing programming 101: practical tips for case management

TUE 14 July
12-12:45PM AEST

 

 

 

Review the steps of Cochlear™ Hybrid™ Hearing programming and learn how to ensure your client gets the most out of their hybrid device.


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Masterclass | What’s in the Cochlear toolkit: resources for auditory rehabilitation

FRI 17 July
12-12:45PM AEST

 


 

Please join us to learn more about Cochlear’s rehabilitation resources and guides for Cochlear™ implant and Baha® bone conduction implant recipients.


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Masterclass | All about impedances

MON 20 July
12-12:45PM AEST

Please join us to understand the implications of different patterns of impedance measurements and changes over time.


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Masterclass | Programming considerations for bilateral Cochlear™ Baha® systems

MON 20 July
12-12:45PM AEST

Join us to learn about programming considerations with bilateral Baha® systems recipients. What is Active Bilateral Directionality and how can it help your bilateral Baha systems recipients?


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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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