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:
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
Phone and online communication guide
At-home rehab and listening exercise guide
Practical guide for workplace communication
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:Download
Pre lingual hearing loss - deafness occurred before spoken language was developed:Download
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
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.
Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.