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Foundations of Cochlear Implants: Nucleus Implants and Considerations for Surgery

Course: #29637Level: Introductory1 Hour

This foundational-level course is designed to provide Audiologists who are new to cochlear implants information about Nucleus implants and the surgical process for receiving an implant. Attendees will learn the different types of implants and when they are used as well as valuable information for counseling candidates who are considering a Nucleus implant.

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to list the features and benefits of Nucleus implants, including both receiver stimulators and electrode arrays.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to describe the MRI compatibility of Nucleus implants and list advantages of a removable magnet.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to explain how to counsel recipients about the medical considerations of surgery for nucleus implants.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-30 Minutes Features and benefits of Nucleus electrodes
30-45 Minutes An overview of Nucleus receiver-stimulators and MRI compatibility
45-55 Minutes Surgery and medical considerations for cochlear implants
55-60 Minutes Summary; Q and A
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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