Cochlear implants and hearing aids stimulate the auditory system in very different ways. This webinar is intended to provide a basic overview of what we need to know to understand how electrical stimulation is different than acoustic stimulation.
Course created on October 20, 2015
- After this course learners will be able to describe the proper placement for a cochlear implant electrode array.
- After this course learners will be able to define key terms and features of electrical stimulation.
- After this course learners will be able to identify potential limitations, side effects, and patient factors that can affect outcomes with a cochlear implant.
|5-15 Minutes||What do we stimulate?|
|15-45 Minutes||How do we stimulate?|
|45-60 Minutes||What are the limitations?|
|60-70 Minutes||What are the potential side effects?|
|70-85 Minutes||How does patient history impact our expectations?|
|85-90 Minutes||Q and A, Summary|
VP of Education, MED-EL Corporation
Darla Franz is a pediatric audiologist with over 25 years of experience working with cochlear implant patients, centers, and service providers. She has worked for MED-EL since 1997 and was instrumental in obtaining FDA approval for MED-EL’s pediatric clinical trial. She has lectured on various topics including fitting, candidacy, outcomes, coding strategies, rehabilitation, and future technologies at both national and international venues. She is a published author on cochlear and middle ear implants.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by MED-EL in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on MED-EL products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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