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Children with Cochlear Implants: Managing the Complexity of Acoustic Accessibility (Professionals, Parents)

Course: #21113Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 65 Reviews

If the family’s desired outcomes for their child include spoken language, literacy, social competencies, and life development consistent with hearing peers, then beginning in infancy, every encounter, location, and environment must be viewed from an acoustic accessibility perspective. That is, in order for a child’s auditory brain centers to grow and develop, the child’s brain must be stimulated with sufficient quality and quantity of auditory events. This course will address acoustic accessibility and technology considerations. Case management to optimize auditory access will be discussed and strategies to repair speech perception deficits provided.


Course created on December 10, 2012

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course participants will be able to identify the acoustic complexity of auditory access in all of a child’s learning domains eg home, school, social events.
  • checkmarkAfter this course participants will be able to identify the potential complexities of transitioning from hearing aids to cochlear implants as a management strategy for acoustic accessibility.
  • checkmarkAfter this course participants will be able to explain strategies for repairing poor acoustic accessibility including environmental management, and using FM systems.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-30 Minutes Discussion of acoustic accessibility from a neurological perspective
30-45 Minutes A description of the decision making process in evaluating technology to verify that acoustic accessibility is sufficient for language and social development
45-55 Minutes Strategies for repairing poor acoustic accessibility explained, including managing the listening environment and FM systems
55-60 Minutes Summary /Questions


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Presenter Disclosure: Carol Flexer and Jane Madell are paid guest presenters for Cochlear Americas. They have no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by Cochlear Americas in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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