Cochlear’s Professional Education programs are designed to provide you with the skills you need to work with implantable hearing technology. Courses have been designed for all learning levels, from foundational learning about hearing implants to advanced courses on new technology. Cochlear is proud to help prepare Surgeons, Audiologists, Speech Pathologists and other professionals for today’s clinical challenges. To stay up to date on all our latest professional education opportunities, be sure to sign up for our ProNews Blog at pronews.cochlearamericas.com or contact your local Cochlear representative!
Cochlear’s online and in-person courses are offered free of charge. CEUs are typically available, although Audiology Online courses may require a separate fee for earning CEUs. All of our in-person courses may be found at The Cochlear Event Calendar. To access all of our online learning, please visit our page on Audiology Online at www.audiologyonline.com/cochlear
Click on the links below for details about some of our professional education offerings:
Foundational Curriculum in Cochlear Implants
This curriculum is designed for Audiologists who are new to working with Nucleus® cochlear implants and HybridTM* technology. Our unique online and in-person learning opportunities are designed to build your clinical skills and instill the confidence you need to support your patients.
Hands-on training with sound processors and software is critical for any professional who is learning about cochlear implants. Cochlear’s in-person workshops offer hands-on training in a group setting – see our events page to find a workshop near you.
- Foundations of Cochlear Implants: A one-day practical workshop for Audiologists
- This hands-on workshop is designed to complement our foundational online courses for a full learning experience. It is recommended to complete the online courses listed below prior to attending this workshop.
- Foundations of Cochlear Implants: A two-day comprehensive workshop for Audiologists
- This comprehensive workshop is designed to provide both hands-on and foundational learning for Audiologists. No online courses are required with attendance at this two-day workshop, although they can certainly be viewed to supplement learning.
If you are unable to attend an in-person workshop, many of the hands-on modules may be completed individually. Contact your local Cochlear Representative for more details.
The following courses have been recorded as part of our Foundational Curriculum and are available on Audiology Online. Each course is approximately one hour and they may be viewed at any time, but it is strongly recommended that tat least the first five are completed prior to attendance at the one-day workshop:
- Foundations of Cochlear Implants: Determining Candidacy & Counseling for Cochlear Implants (course #29625)
- Foundations of Cochlear Implants: Nucleus Implants and Considerations for Surgery (course #29637)
- Foundations of Cochlear Implants: Nucleus Sound Processor Portfolio (course #29633)
- Foundations of Cochlear Implants: Electrical Stimulation of the Ear (course #29625)
- Foundations of Cochlear Implants: Expectations, Rehabilitation and Monitoring Performance (course #29636)
- Foundations of Cochlear Implants: Billing and Coding for a Successful Clinic (course #29631)
- Foundations of Cochlear Implants: Creating a MAP in Custom Sound (course #30171)
- Introduction to Telemetry and Neural Response Telemetry (NRT) in the Nucleus Cochlear Implant System (course #27306)
- Introduction to Baha Technology (course #28516)
- Hearing from the Other Side: Understanding the Candidacy for SSD and Treatment Options (course #29656)
Foundational Learning in Baha Systems
For professionals who are new to working with Baha systems, both in-person and online courses are available.
Cochlear's "Introduction to Baha Technology" course will guide clinicians through candidacy for Baha implants, counseling potential candidates, and selecting and fitting Baha sound processors. The workshop includes hands-on experience with Baha fitting software and sound processors. See our events page to find a workshop near you. If you are unable to attend an in-person workshop, many of the hands-on modules may be completed individually. Contact your local Cochlear Representative for more details.
The following courses may be helpful for professionals new to working with Baha technology and are available on Audiology Online:
Ongoing Product Education
To learn about new and ongoing product education opportunities, be sure to sign up for our ProNews Blog at pronews.cochlearamericas.com or contact your local Cochlear representative! Courses are typically offered once per year in multiple locations as formal workshops. Beyond the continuing education opportunity, many clinicians like the chance to interact with other professionals in their area to exchange ideas and learn from their peers. If you are unable to attend an in-person workshop, contact your local Cochlear Representative to discuss the best way to ensure you stay up-to-date.
*The Hybrid L24 Implant is approved in the US for adults ages 18 and older for unilateral use only.