Cochlear TECH Talks For Professionals

Since launching the world's first cochlear implant system more than 30 years ago, Cochlear Limited and its U.S. headquarters have brought the miracle of sound with its entire product portfolio to more than 450,000 hearing-impaired individuals across the globe. The result is the most chosen, most trusted cochlear implant system in the world.

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TECH Talks

TECH Talks are educational videos designed to inspire and inform Cochlear’s professional partners. Hear the very latest from experts in the field of implantable hearing solutions when you click on any one of the videos below.

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Dr. Anil Lalwani

Vice Chair of Research in Otolaryngology, Head, Neck and Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center

Why early implantation matters beyond clinical benefits     {4:39}

Dr. Anil Lalwani, Vice Chair of Research in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, explores the clinical and quality-of-life benefits of earlier implantation for hearing loss.

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Dr. Anil Lalwani

Vice Chair of Research in Otolaryngology, Head, Neck and Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center

The CI532 Slim Modiolar Electrode Advantage     {5:29}

Dr. Lalwani outlines the many advantages to the CI532 Slim Modiolar Electrode including its small size, proximity to the modiolus and atraumatic properties.

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Jan Janssen

Chief Technology Officer at Cochlear

Maximizing Patient Outcomes     {5:29}

Chief Technology Officer Jan Janssen explores various ways Cochlear innovates to improve long-term patient success, including the CI532 Slim Modiolar electrode.

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Rom Mendel

President of Cochlear Acoustics

How Cochlear's Baha 5 System Features Improve Patient Outcomes     {3:20}

Rom Mendel, President of Cochlear Acoustics, reaffirms Cochlear’s promise to help patients Hear Now and Always

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Bill Shapiro, Au.D.

Supervisor of Audiology at the New York University Cochlear Implant Center

Beyond One Ear: A Case Study     {3:02}

In his latest TECH Talk, Bill Shapiro Au.D., Supervising Audiologist of the NYU Cochlear Implant Center, discusses the importance of thinking 'Beyond One Ear'.

TECH_talk Kraskin

Michelle Kraskin, Au.D.

Assistant Director of Hearing and Speech Department at Cornell University, NY

New Ways to Hear Your Way: The Cochlear™ Baha® SoundArc {3:54}

Michelle Kraskin, Au.D., explains what she loves about the Cochlear™ Baha® SoundArc, a new non-surgical option for children with single-sided deafness (SSD) or a conductive hearing loss.

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Jack Wazen, M.D.

Neurotology specialist and surgeon in Sarasota, FL

The Cochlear™ Baha® System for Bilateral Hearing Loss {2:41}

Dr. Jack Wazen, neurotology specialist in Sarasota, FL, speaks to the importance of treating bilateral hearing loss with the Cochlear™ Baha® System.

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Brian Kaplan, M.D.

Cochlear implant surgeon and Head of Global Clinical Innovations at Cochlear

Beyond the Status Quo: Referring Patients for Cochlear Implants {2:11}

Dr. Brian Kaplan shares his insights about the challenges facing the industry as we move toward making cochlear implants a standard of care.

TECH_talk Wazen

Jack Wazen, M.D.

Neurotology specialist and surgeon in Sarasota, FL

Cochlear™ Baha® System: Benefits and Surgical Procedure {4:49}

Dr. Wazen, neurotology specialist, discusses Baha® System indications, ease of surgical procedure and demonstration of the system before implantation.

TECH_talk Zwolan

Terry Zwolan, Ph.D.

Director of the Cochlear implant Program at University of Michigan

Wear Your Way: The Nucleus Cochlear Implant Sound Processor     {5:29}

Audiologist, Dr. Terry Zwolan, discusses Cochlear™ Nucleus® Sound Processors and the features that she, her staff and her patients value most.


TECH_talk Janssen

Jan Janssen

Cochlear Chief Technology Officer

Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Expanded Features     {2:35}

Cochlear’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Jan Janssen, and his team developed the Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor. Jan discusses the new expanded features associated with the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor and the Nucleus Smart App.

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Holly Teagle, Au.D.

Audiologist at UNC Cochlear Implant Center

Beyond the Clinic: Patient care with Cochlear™ Link     {3:12}

Holly Teagle, Audiologist at UNC Cochlear Implant Center, describes her experiences with patient care using Cochlear™ Link in her lecture, Beyond the Clinic.

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Bill Shapiro, Au.D.

Supervisor of Audiology at the New York University Cochlear Implant Center

Beyond One Ear: two ears are better than one     {4:56}

Dr. Bill Shapiro, a leading expert in both hearing instrument and cochlear implant technology, shares his insights in Beyond One Ear where he makes a strong case for counseling patients about treating both ears.

TECH_talk Markle

Kali Markle, Au.D.

Pediatric Audiologist at University of Southern California

Cochlear™ Mini Microphone 2+     {2:19}

Pediatric Audiologist Kali Markle, Au.D., reviews and summarizes her CI2018 lecture "Beyond the Classroom" which features her experiences with the MM2+ as an affordable and portable option for children at home, in the classroom and beyond.

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Rene Gifford, Ph.D.

Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University

Beyond Deaf: Cochlear™ Nucleus® CI532 Slim Modiolar Electrode     {7:51}

Dr. Gifford summarizes her CI2018 lecture “Beyond Deaf” which features a review of the modern CI candidate and reviews data that she and her team have collected on perimodiolar electrode array advantages and the Nucleus® CI532 implant.

TECH_talk Suskind

Dana Suskind, M.D.

Professor of Surgery and Director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at University of Chicago

Nucleus® Smart App Hearing Tracker     {3:06}

Cochlear implant surgeon and Co-Director, TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, Dr. Dana Suskind discusses her view on the Hearing Tracker – a unique feature parents and therapists can leverage within the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Smart App.

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Together We Can Make a Difference


Together We Can Make a Difference in Hearing Loss     {1:37}

How many people worldwide suffer from debilitating hearing loss? Learn more by watching this short video.

TECH_talk Long

Christopher Long, Ph.D.

Director of Auditory Perception Research at Cochlear

Perimodiolar Proximity     {16:18}

Join Auditory Research Scientist, Dr. Christopher Long, to learn more about how and why neural proximity and perimodiolar implant designs may be important to future sound-coding strategies.

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George Cire, Au.D.

Principal Clinical Technical Manager at Cochlear

Leveraging Implant Innovation     {11:59}

George Cire, an expert in Baha hearing implants, shares his insights into the design, development and fitting of Cochlear’s Baha Power and SuperPower technology.

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Rene Gifford, Ph.D.

Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University

Transforming Hearing Healthcare     {12:27}

Dr. Gifford, a pioneer in electro-acoustic fitting, joined our inaugural Cochlear TECH Talk Series to share her views on how the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Hybrid L24 Implant is transforming hearing healthcare.

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J. Thomas Roland, Jr., M.D.

Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at NYU Langone

Advantages of Perimodiolar Placement     {11:14}

Dr. Roland has been an integral part of the design, development and validation of some of the most innovative cochlear implant electrode arrays.

TECH_talk Wolfe

Jace Wolfe, Ph.D.

Director of Audiology at Hearts for Hearing Foundation

Beyond Quiet: True Wireless™ Technology     {17:55}

Dr. Jace Wolfe, a leading expert in wireless technologies, shares his data insights in “Beyond Quiet” where he makes a case for superior cochlear implant recipient performance in noisy environments through the use of wireless technologies.

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Chris Smith

Former CEO and President of Cochlear

Hearing Loss     {1:02}

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) hearing loss is a significant global health issue affecting roughly 5% of the world’s population.


I Want You to Hear Counseling Videos

Candid personal interviews that you can share with your patients as they consider Cochlear™ Nucleus® cochlear implants.





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  3. 2017 Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant Reliability Report, Volume 15, January 2017 [cited 30 May 2017]


Views expressed by Cochlear recipients, hearing health providers or other parties are those of the individual. Talk to your health care provider to see if you are a candidate for Cochlear™ technology and to understand the associated risks and benefits. Individual results may vary.