Professional resources

Additional resources for professionals working with cochlear implant recipients and their families. Includes a selection of colourful and practical posters for use in the clinic.

Clinic setting showing a male with a femal clinician

Clinician's Guide to support adult rehabilitation

Rehabilitation resources - A Clinician's Guide

The Mentor's Guide to Auditory-Verbal Competencies

Mentors Guide


Sound Start - auditory development

This eight-poster series is great to have on the wall in your clinic for easy reference. The posters give you ideas on how to develop the auditory skills of awareness, discrimination, memory, meaning and more. Posters 7 and 8 are a colourful and concise summary of the 20 key strategies for developing listening skills. You will find the ideas and content very helpful.

Adult stages of listening

The following steps are the stages in the auditory heirarchy that would typically be followed after cochlear implantation.

Understanding hearing loss

Understanding Hearing Loss’ is a poster that will help you to explain hearing loss to parents or other professionals.

Hearing Checklist

Our ‘Hearing Checklist’ poster helps you identify critical developmental skills that should be present if a child had typical hearing.

Sound Foundation for Babies and Toddlers

These posters show an overview of all the goals covered over the 40 weeks, providing an easy reference point during discussions of a child's progress. 

Information sheets and guides

Speech Acoustics Made Easy

As a parent, carer or professional working with a person with a cochlear implant, it is important to have a basic understanding of speech sounds and their acoustic properties. Based on speech acoustics your cochlear implant team may recommend certain techniques and strategies to get the best results with the cochlear implant. This is particularly important when a child is learning to listen for the first time:

Cochlear implant listening skills development

Auditory performance with a cochlear implant is described using four broad categories of auditory skill. In younger children, development of auditory skills occurs more naturally where all skills are targeted simultaneously. The following chart provides professionals with information on the hierarchy of auditory skill development essential for assessing current ability, targeting intervention goals and providing habilitation to children with cochlear implants.

Auditory habilitation for cochlear implant recipients

This guide provides an understanding of the people and processes involved in an effective auditory habilitation program. Successful outcomes require team effort from a core group: surgeon, audiologist, habilitationist or speech therapist and parents.

Auditory-verbal services for families and professionals


 Auditory verbal


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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.