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.

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We have designed Cochlear's professional education programmes 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 therapists 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.

To stay up to date on all our professional educational opportunities browse the courses below or contact your local cochlear representative.

Cochlear education webinars 2020



Auditory-Verbal Therapy: Basics and Principles

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Beyond hearing aids - cochlear implant myth busting

This session will give you an overview of the current NICE guidance for cochlear implants and we will look at several common myths that may stand in the way of a successful referral.

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Coaching and Counselling
Coaching and Guiding Remotely in Clinical Practice

This is a series of 3 webinars. By the end of the 3 webinars you will be able to:

  • Describe ways to develop strong working relationships with recipients and family members.
  • Recognise the difference between informing, guiding and coaching.
  • Identify which approach to use with a recipient or family member.
  • Demonstrate good listening skills whilst being physically distant.
  • Explain why behaviour change is a challenge and how to facilitate change.
  • Identify methods that may help recipients and families gain perspective and understanding about what they can do to benefit more from the hearing device.
  • Respond flexibly to people’s challenges around their hearing needs.

Webinar #1: Building and maintaining a good relationship when remotely coaching

Webinar #2 Coaching to Support Change

Webinar #3: Goals and Change as a process

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Cochlear implant candidacy evaluation- what is involved for my patient?

What happens to patients when they are referred for cochlear implant assessments? How can you counsel them as they set off? In this engaging session you will go behind the scenes into the journey of a patient being referred and assessed for potential implantation. Included will be a description of the overall evaluation process, common testing protocols and the experience of switch on.

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Cochlear Rehabilitation Tools: Practical Tips

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Cochlear Technology update with Chief Technology Officer Jan Janssen

This webinar is a recording that was presented at the BCIG conference in March 2020. Jan Janssen will present an overview of Cochlear’s technology and the innovations we have brought past present and future. This will present the technology along with the evidence behind the developments. Register now to view the webinar recording.

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Considerations and Rationale for Cochlear Implant Electrode Design – Past, Present and Future

In this webinar you will be introduced to historical development of electrode arrays and discusses various aspects that guide and influence the electrode array. This will be presented by EMEA surgical specialist Matthias Grams. Register now to view the recording.

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Fitting Cochlear Nucleus 7 Hybrid Mode

In this webinar you will learn about the features of the Nucleus 7 hybrid mode and which patients are suitable for this option. You will also learn how to fit the processor and programme it in Custom Sound. Register now to view the recording.

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Getting into the swing of Baha

How to get into the swing of Baha – we will give an overview of Baha candidacy looking at the different hearing loss indications. Concluding with a review of Baha system options available and the features and power of the range of Cochlear Baha 5 sound processors.

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Introduction to hearing implants

This recorded webinar will introduce you to Cochlear’s Engagement team, the Cochlear Peer Network and support we can provide to you and your clinic/department. It will also give an overview of cochlear implants and Baha with a focus on candidacy criteria. Case studies will be used to integrate the learnings.

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Practical Tips on Advanced NRT

This webinar will guide you through how to measure advanced NRT in post operative and intraoperative cases.

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Optimising outcomes through family-focused practice using the latest Cochlear innovative technologies

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Telepractice in Auditory Verbal Therapy: Getting Started Part-1

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Telepractice in Auditory Verbal Therapy: Getting Started Part-2

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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.

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