This seminar will provide information on why adults should pursue some form of rehabilitation after cochlear implantation. Various listening tools will be discussed and demonstrated with specific strategies on their successful use. These will include: speech tracking, use of audio books, interactive computer software, music enjoyment tools, and tools for telephone practice.
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Course created on December 3, 2010
- Attendees will be able to review benefits of rehabilitation for adult cochlear implant recipients.
- Attendees will be able to describe the need for, and benefit of, auditory practice tools for adults post cochlear implantation.
- Attendees will be able to demonstrate at least four listening tools that can be used as part of a home practice program to enhance auditory skills with a cochlear implant.
Donna L. Sorkin
Vice President, Consumer Affairs at Cochlear Americas
Donna Sorkin, M.A. is Vice President, Consumer Affairs at Cochlear Americas. In that capacity, she leads a range of activities at Cochlear aimed at the broad life needs of people with hearing loss including Cochlears widely acclaimed HOPE program on (re)habilitation for children and adults and their families. Donna was executive director of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (now Hearing Loss Association of America) and she also served as executive director of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She was appointed by President Clinton to the U.S. Access Board in 1994 and served two terms. She served on the National Institute on Deafness (National Institutes of Health) Advisory Board and has advised numerous U.S. businesses on accessibility for people with disabilities. Donna currently serves on the Advisory Boards of Gallaudet University and Colorado Neurological Institute.
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