This course introduces clinicians to our cochlear implant sound processor portfolio, highlighting the features and benefits that empower patients to partner with clinicians for care where and when the need arises. Learn about the role that our product innovation plays in driving performance outcomes and satisfaction.
Course created on April 8, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe three features of the Nucleus® Processor Portfolio.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify and describe two ways that clinicians can deliver remote care via the patient’s processor.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain to patients one tool that empowers self-managed care.
|0-5 Minutes||Welcome and introduction|
|5-15 Minutes||How to use smart sound processors to expand potential patient care options|
|15-35 Minutes||How to monitor performance when apatient cannot be seen in person|
|35-55 Minutes||How to provide patient access to tools forself-managed care|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary and Q&A|
Product Manager: Sound Processors and Connectivity
Graduating in Management Information Systems, Natasha McDougald began her career as a system analyst working with tech companies in the Silicon Valley. Personal circumstances became a catalyst for career change; transitioning from desktop based computers to tiny embedded biomedical computers known as cochlear implants. Natasha has worked at Cochlear Americas for almost 10 years partnering with clinicians and surgeons at the University of Miami, UCSF, Stanford, UC Davis and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital of Oakland to bring cochlear implants to pediatric and adult patients. Extremely passionate, Natasha is professionally and personally invested in the implantable hearing industry and strives to forward the cause of those affected by hearing loss. She has presented numerous talks and courses on hearing loss, multiple disabilities, advocating skills and cochlear implantation to audiences in the medical-technology, educational, special needs and family support sectors.
Mary Beth O'Sullivan
Sr. Manager Clinical Marketing Strategy
Mary Beth O’Sullivan is an audiologist and Sr. Manager Clinical Marketing Strategy at Cochlear. She has worked in multiple clinical settings including large academic hospitals and small private practice, bringing 20 years of passion and experience to her current role. Mary Beth earned her master’s degree in audiology at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
Financial: Mary Beth O'Sullivan is employed by Cochlear Americas. Non-financial: Mary Beth O'Sullivan has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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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