This foundational-level course is designed to provide audiologists who are new to cochlear implants information on how electrical stimulation provides hearing to cochlear implant recipients. Topics will include parameters of electrical stimulation, how MAPs are constructed, how pre-processing is used to improve performance in cochlear implant recipients and how electrical stimulation has evolved over time. This course is designed to be part of the overall “Foundations for Cochlear Implant Professionals” series.
Course created on August 2, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to list the parameters of electrical stimulation that are important for programming cochlear implants.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how a cochlear implant stimulates the auditory nerve and how changes in current level affect that stimulation.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the features of SmartSound iQ with SCAN and explain their benefit to cochlear implant recipients.
|5-25 Minutes||Fundamentals of electrical stimulation for hearing|
|25-35 Minutes||Powering a cochlear implant system|
|35-50 Minutes||Maximizing recipient performance with SmartSound iQ and user controls|
|50-55 Minutes||Case Studies|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
Amy Donaldson, AuD, CCC-A
Regional Clinical Training Manager
Amy Donaldson is an Audiologist and Professional Education Manager for Cochlear Americas. She received her Master’s Degree in Audiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her AuD from the University of Florida. She was privileged to begin her career as a pediatric audiologist and gain extensive clinical experience in implantable hearing devices at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and at the Manchester Cochlear Implant Programme in the United Kingdom. After working for several years as an Educational Audiologist and Technical Support Audiologist in the hearing aid industry, she returned to hearing implants and Cochlear in 2011.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Cochlear Americas in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Cochlear Americas products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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