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Cochlear Implant Concepts for Non-programming Professionals

Course: #1529Level: Intermediate1 Hour 47 Reviews
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When working with children who use cochlear implants, professionals are required to monitor a number of aspects of the child to increase the likelihood of success with the device. Among the many issues that must be monitored are consistent use of functional equipment, understanding of typical speech and language milestones and an understanding of the programming (a/k/a mapping) process. This presentation will review the typical techniques used to obtain an appropriate MAP for a young child as well as the methods used to verify the benefits delivered by that MAP. Discussions will include explanations of the typical settings used and the effect changes to these settings may have on a child's ability to hear with their cochlear implant. In addition, the collaborative nature of a mapping session will be reviewed and suggestions for information that parents, educators and speech-language pathologists can give the programming audiologist will also be provided. Case studies will provide additional examples of scenarios to elicit discussion surrounding appropriate referrals for follow up.


Course created on October 13, 2011

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to describe the effect that changes to settings on a child's sound processor will have on auditory abilities.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to describe the measurements obtained during a typical mapping session.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to counsel a family on the skills that may assist in improving the accuracy of a MAP.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to identify the appropriate troubleshooting steps to complete prior to referral for a mapping appointment.


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