Teens and Adults

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

A group of teenagers talking and sitting on some steps

HOPE notes

Music should be fun, beautiful, funny, sad, soothing, and exciting – maybe all of those things at the same time. HOPE notes is a music program designed to support cochlear implant and hearing aid users improve music perception and appreciation using original songs, traditional Folk, Blues & Country styles and some familiar tunes played in unexpected ways. Through practice we want you to be able to enjoy music with your cochlear implant.

HOPE notes includes a CD, DVD, and a detailed user guide including lyrics designed to assist and enrich your use of the program. The DVD incorporates both visual and audio cues, while the CD (designed for use on the go) focuses solely on the audio component of the program.

A testimonial from a cochlear implant recipient who enjoyed the HOPE notes program:

The first time I just watched and heard through the DVD. I smiled, hummed with and felt really for the first time ever to be invited into an advanced musical world which was perfectly adapted to me as hard of hearing. Every detail was visualised!
Movale Sin Blogg

 

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.

 

Adult communication strategies

Here you will find lots of great ideas and suggestions that will support you in participating in conversations as they relate to the speaker, the environment, and the listener. You will understand common factors that influence understanding related to each category. Reflect on this list to determine which factors in each category are within the control of the conversation participants.

 

Experienced cochlear implant user

This document supports our recipients who received a cochlear Implant after developing spoken language and outlines specific targets in refining finer discrimination such as listening in noise or in a large group. This document also gives you ideas on how you might improve your advocacy skills.

 

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.

 

Music and implants: piecing the puzzle together

Discover how to make music more accessible - and your musical experience more enjoyable - with information and tips from a musician who is now a cochlear implant recipient.

HOPE seminar series

HOPE seminars are online seminars designed for educational professionals, therapists and clinicians who work with babies, children, teens and adults with hearing loss. Some are also appropriate for parents and recipients.

The seminars can be accessed live and recorded (there are more than 120 archived seminars). They feature:

  • in person workshops
  • guides for educational professionals
  • downloadable notes on a wide variety of rehabilitation and education-related topics
  • a copy of the instructors' PowerPoint presentation.
  • HOPE seminar series

 

Continuing education units (CEU's)

CEU's from ASHA and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) are offered for all live online seminars while CEU's from AAA are also available for recorded courses.

Check the HOPE Cochlear Rehabilitation Resources website to find out when the next online seminar is available.

 

 

 

Disclaimer

Please seek advice from your medical practitioner or health professional about treatments for hearing loss. They will be able to advise on a suitable solution for the hearing loss condition. All products should be used only as directed by your medical practitioner or health professional. 

Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative.