Resources for teens and adults

Learning and language skills information, articles and guides to assist teen to adult recipients with different situations.


Raising confident teens

The Raising Confident Teens Toolkit has been developed to help parents and teachers optimise learning in and out of the classroom for children with CochlearTM Implants or Baha® Sound Processors.

This toolkit also aims to cover practical and emotional support strategies parents and teachers can adopt to help build confidence and encourage self-advocacy in teens.

The resources are designed to provide support for children aged 10-16 years old, that may be transitioning from primary school into a high school environment.

Cochlear Confidence Guides:

Practical Advice for Parents

Support Advice for Parents

Practical Advice for Teachers

Support Advice for Teens

Starting tertiary education and work

The Starting Tertiary Education and Work toolkit is designed to support recipients aged 17 to 21 years old. Contained within the toolkit are strategies recipients and parents can follow to help make the transition from high school to tertiary education or work easier.

There is also support information to help teenage and young adult recipients become resilient and confident adults that continue to advocate for their needs in their workplace or tertiary education institutions.

Practical advice for parents of high school seniors

Practical advice for starting tertiary education

Practical advice for starting work

Starting tertiary education and work communication guide

Adult Recipient Support

The Adult Recipient Support Toolkit is designed to support adult cochlear implant recipients aged 25 years and over. Contained within the toolkit are helpful rehab and listening exercise guides designed to help adult recipients engage with their world and connect with others.

The toolkit also contains practical guides with tips to help support recipients as they seek to explore all of life’s possibilities in the areas of social connection, their career and travel.

Communication strategies guide

Music listening rehab guide

Phone and online communication guide

At-home rehab and listening exercise guide

Practical guide for workplace communication

Practical guide for travel

Practical guide for staying socially connected

Adult Cochlear Implant Home-Based Auditory Training Program

The Adult Cochlear Implant Home-Based Auditory Manuals have been designed to provide hands-on material that are flexible and adaptable enough to cover a range of auditory abilities.

Clinician's Guide

Post lingual hearing loss - deafness occurred after spoken language was developed:


Pre lingual hearing loss - deafness occurred before spoken language was developed:


Adult aural rehabilitation guide - Placement questionnaire

Sometimes there is limited time or a limited number of sessions for an adult's auditory rehabilitation. To create a treatment plan that is efficient and effective, it is useful to determine the recipient's present level of auditory functioning and go from there. This placement questionnaire allows the clinician to establish goals and select activities that are appropriate for the individual needs of each recipient.

Download the adult aural rehabilitation guide - Placement questionnaire

Cochlear implant rehabilitation: It's Not Just for Kids!

This guide provides a brief introduction to the topic of aural rehabilitation for adults who have had a cochlear implantation. It discusses the benefits of rehabilitation, the programs available and how to select one to suit your learning style.

Download the cochlear implant rehabilitation - it's not just for kids guide


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