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Continuing Education

Benefits Afforded by Precurved Electrode Arrays: Speech and Auditory Perception for Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients
 CEU courses
Presented by Rene Gifford, PhD, CCC-A
Recorded Webinar
Course: #341111 Hour
More effective cochlear implant (CI) clinical practices could result from consideration of individualized electrode array type (precurved vs. straight) as well as individual electrode position, resultant auditory perception, and device wear time in an attempt to maximize the number of spatially selective channels and auditory outcomes for each listener. This course will cover recent research completed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center combining audiological assessment, image processing, and application of individualized programming aimed at improving outcomes for adult CI recipients.

Setting a New Benchmark with the Slim Modiolar Electrode
 CEU courses
Presented by Amy Popp, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, Wade Colburn
Recorded Webinar
Course: #336391 Hour
This course will provide an introduction to the evidence supporting perimodiolar electrodes and some of the audiology considerations. The course will summarize the recent clinical evidence surrounding this electrode and the impact it has on performance.

Bone Conduction Solutions for Children with Conductive, Mixed or Unilateral Hearing Loss
 CEU courses
Presented by Lisa Christensen, AuD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #336401 Hour
This course is designed for Audiologists who treat hearing loss in children. The course will provide information on conductive, mixed and unilateral hearing loss in children and will describe how bone conduction is a unique treatment option.

Foundations of Baha Implants: Candidacy
 CEU courses
Presented by Mary Beth O'Sullivan, MA
Course: #330961 Hour
This foundational-level course is designed for audiologists who are new to working with Baha systems. After attending this course, participants will be able to determine if someone is a candidate for Baha systems, including the Baha Connect and Baha Attract Systems. Topics will include testing for candidacy, counseling potential candidates and demonstrating Baha systems. This course is designed as part of the overall “Foundations of Baha Implants” series.

Trends in Bone Conduction: Considerations for Treating Both Ears
 CEU courses
Presented by George Cire, AuD, CCC-A
Course: #329591 Hour
While more and more patients with mixed and conductive hearing loss are being treated with Baha solutions, bilateral fittings remain rare. This presentation will review the candidacy criteria for bilateral fittings and discuss the potential benefits of bilateral fittings for patients who are appropriate candidates; we will also review features in Baha fitting software which support bilateral fittings.


Expanding your practice with the Cochlear Provider Network

September 4, 2019

Learn about how audiologists have integrated bimodal solutions (hearing aid + cochlear implant) into their audiology practice services, by joining the Cochlear Provider Network. The Cochlear Provider...

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TECH Talks - Gifford - Beyond Deaf: Cochlear™ NucleusR CI532 Slim Modiolar Electrode

February 1, 2019

René Gifford, Ph.D., Professor, Vanderbilt University reviews and summarizes her CI2018 lecture “Beyond Deaf” which features a review of the modern cochlear implant candidate and re...

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Cochlear Introduces New Resources for Schools

January 1, 2019

Cochlear is proud to introduce two new resources for schools, the Cochlear™ Classroom+ Connectivity Kit and the Cochlear Classroom+ Monitoring Kit. These new resources are designed to provide ed...

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Cochlear Services: A day in the life

November 1, 2018

Cochlear strives to give our recipients and professional partners the services they need to ensure our recipients can Hear now. And always Cochlear is committed to providing innovative products and se...

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Close the Gap with the Cochlear Baha 5 System

October 1, 2018

Cochlear Americas Senior Product Manager interviews Audiologist, Dr. Colleen Ittner, about how her practice uses the Baha System to treat mixed and conductive hearing loss.

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Empower Your Patients with World-First MFi and Android Connectivity Nucleus7

August 1, 2018

Empower Your Patients with World-First MFi and Android Connectivity Nucleus®7

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Introducing the Cochlear Nucleus Profile Slim Modiolar (CI532)

February 1, 2017

Hear the Difference Introducing the new Cochlear™ Nucleus® Profile with Slim Modiolar Electrode (CI532)Deliver optimal hearing outcomes for patients with the electrode the provides consisten...

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Advances in Cochlear Implants: The Cochlear Nucleus Hybrid System

January 4, 2017

Audiologist Kristen Lewis, AuD, and otologist David Kelsall, MD, give an overview of the CochlearTM Nucleus® HybridTM System for ski-slope hearing loss.

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Resources to Support CI Professionals and Recipients

December 6, 2016

An overview of cutting-edge programs and services from Cochlear that support clinicians and surgeons in providing effective clinical care.

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Introducing the New Cochlear Nucleus Kanso Sound Processor

October 16, 2016

Learn about the new Cochlear™ Nucleus® Kanso™ Sound Processor. Discreet, smart, simple.

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Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processor Portfolio

September 20, 2016

A new perspective on the complete Baha® 5 sound processor portfolio from George Cire, Cochlear Principal Clinical Technical Manager, and audiologist Katie Breithart from Rocky Mountain Ear Center.

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Cochlear: Expanded Indications, Optimizing Fittings and True Wireless Connectivity for Bimodal Fittings

December 1, 2015

This video highlights Cochlear and ReSound's new strategic alliance, providing a backdrop from two audiologists on the current indications for Nucleus Cochlear implants and the benefits of ReSound...

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Cochlear Link Testimonial

October 29, 2015

As a clinician, you deserve less paperwork and more time doing what you love - caring for patients! Cochlear is proud to introduce Cochlear™ Link. Cochlear Link enables the sharing of Cochlear&...

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Cochlear: A Lifetime Commitment to All Recipients

September 30, 2015

Cochlear's promise: "Hear now. And always" reflects our lifetime commitment to the more than 400,000 Nucleus recipients worldwide. Learn more about our portfolio of meaningful innovatio...

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Cochlear Baha 5: Incredibly Small, Unbelievably Smart

April 30, 2015

Now with two attachment options, Cochlear's Baha 5 features the latest innovative sound processing and abutment technology. For more information, visit

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Cochlear Nucleus 6: Simply Smarter

November 30, 2014

Introducing the Nucleus 6, the smartest hearing implant processor yet from Cochlear. For more information, visit

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The Cochlear Nucleus Hybrid Implant System

October 31, 2014

The experts at Cochlear provide an audiologist's perspective into the new Nucleus Hybrid Implant System. For more details, visit

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Cochlear™ Vistafix® System - An Attractive Prosthetic Solution

December 11, 2013

Chris Andrews from Cochlear™ tells us how their Vistafix® System provides optimal patient outcomes because of its realistic aesthetics and long-lasting, secure attachment options. For more...

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The New Baha 4 Sound Processor System from Cochlear

October 31, 2013

The New Baha 4 Sound Processor System features the latest advancements in sound processor technology from Cochlear. Interview with George Cire and Bobbi Scheinin from Cochlear Americas.

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The New Nucleus 6 from Cochlear

October 1, 2013

Mike Leman and Christine Menapace introduce Cochlear's latest Nucleus 6 sound processor, and touch on the technology and history of cochlear implants.

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FDA Clears Cochlear’s Innovative New Osia® 2 Hearing Implant System

Cochlear and GN Hearing Become World’s First to Support Direct Android Streaming to Hearing Devices Using Bluetooth Low Energy

FDA Approves New Cochlear Implant with Easier Access to MRI and Expanded Connectivity Ready for Google's Direct Streaming to Android Smartphones

Cochlear Brings Together Largest Assembly of Hearing Implant Recipients, Celebrates Overcoming Hearing Loss

Cochlear and GN Hearing Strengthen Technology and Commercial Alliance to Develop Best-in-Class Integrated Hearing Solutions

First-Ever Hotline Provides Resources and Services for New Families of Children with Hearing Loss

Cochlear Brings Leading Hearing Technology to Android Smartphone Users

'See Sound Differently,' Take the #MillionEar Challenge to Protect Your Hearing this Better Hearing & Speech Month

Cochlear Gifts USD 10 million to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School to Fund Hearing Loss and Public Health Research

Cochlear Americas announces the release of the Baha SoundArc

Sensorion and Cochlear Announce Collaboration to Study Combination Therapies for Cochlear Implant Patients

Cochlear obtains FDA approval for first remote programming option for cochlear implants

Cochlear Acquires Exclusive License to Artificial Intelligence Assistant to Support Better, Outcomes-Based Cochlear Implant

Join Cochlear's #MillionEar Challenge to Spread the Word About Hearing Loss and Treatment Options During Better Hearing and Speech Month

Cochlear Awards Prestigious Scholarships to Eight Hearing Implant Recipients

ReSound and Cochlear Bimodal Hearing Solutions Provide Life-Changing Outcomes

Cochlear Develops Cloud-based Service to Reduce Clinic Healthcare Costs, Provide Faster Patient Care

World-Leading Experts Collaborate at Cochlear's Global Research Symposium

Cochlear Launches the World's Thinnest, Full Length Perimodiolar Electrode for Cochlear Implants

Cochlear Delivers Broader Insurance Coverage and Expanded Access to Cochlear Implant Options


Foundations of Baha Implants: Candidacy
Mary Beth O'Sullivan, MA

Trends in Bone Conduction: Considerations for Treating Both Ears
George Cire, AuD, CCC-A

Classroom + Learning Series: Nucleus Technology in the Classroom
Amy Donaldson, AuD, CCC-A

What's New for the Cochlear Nucleus 7 System
Janet Clarke, AuD

Hearing from the Other Side: Understanding the Candidacy for SSD and Treatment Options
Patrick Hurley, PhD

Hybrid L24 Study Update: Where Are They Now?
Ginger Grant, AuD, CCC-A

New Treatment Options for Patients with SSD and Mixed Hearing Loss
George Cire, AuD, CCC-A

From Pioneer to Modern Day: The Nucleus 22 Implant Upgrade to the Nucleus 6 System
Janet Clarke

The Baha 5 Sound Processor Overview
George Cire, AuD, CCC-A

The Baha Softband: Candidacy, Evaluation and Fitting
Lisa Christensen, AuD

Understanding Atresia, Microtia, and the Baha System
Lisa Christensen, AuD

Keep it Fresh: Ideas for Auditory Work
Ashley Garber, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

Cell Phones: Not Just for Texting
Linda Day, Donna Sorkin, MA

An Auditory Approach: Focus on Children with Bilateral Cochlear Implants
Nancy Caleffe-Schenck, MEd, CCC-A, CED, CertAVT

Auditory Comprehension: Focus on Memory for Professionals
Ashley Garber, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

Bringing Literacy to the Table using Books and Therapy
Ashley Garber, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

Cochlear Implants and Children with Additional Special Needs
Holly Whalen, AuD, CCC-A, Melissa H. Sweeney, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert. AVT

Getting Started with Auditory Skills
Ashley Garber, MS, CCC-SLP, Mary Ellen Nevins, EdD

Therapy: Same or Different for a Child with Two Cochlear Implants?
MaryKay Therres

Listening and Spoken Language Strategies in the Classroom
Ashley Garber, MS, CCC-SLP

Ask the Expert

How Many Different Baha Systems Does Cochlear Offer?
George Cire, AuD, CCC-A

Can Android be Used with the Cochlear Nucleus Smart App?
Janet Clarke, AuD

What is Cochlear ForwardFocus?
Janet Clarke, AuD

Are Cochlear Implants Utilized Worldwide?
Jan Janssen

What are the Design Features of Cochlear's Baha 5 Sound Processor?
George Cire, AuD, CCC-A

How Can My Patient Use the Smart App Portfolio with Her Cochlear Baha 5?
George Cire, AuD, CCC-A

What Treatment Options are Available for Severe-Profound, High Frequency Hearing Loss?
Patti Trautwein

What is the Cochlear Provider Network (CPN) and Why is it Important?
Michele Fusco, AuD

Medicaid Coverage for Baha Softband/Headband
George Cire, AuD

Current Guidelines for Referring Patients for Cochlear Implants
Steve Huart, AuD

CPT Codes for Cochlear Implant Repairs
Erik Tolsma

CPT Code for Changing a Baha Abutment
Kalisha Russell, MBA

Verifying Performance with Baha
George Cire, AuD

Why Do Bone Conduction Hearing Aids Have an Extended Frequency Range?
George Cire, AuD

Frequency of MAPping and Therapy for Cochlear Implants
Donna Sorkin, Janet Clarke, AuD

Is it Necessary to Wear Hearing Protection with a Cochlear Implant when Hunting
Janet Clarke, AuD

Using a Stethoscope with a Cochlear Implant
Linn Tearney

Procedure for Obtaining Aided Thresholds with Baha
George Cire, AuD

Future Trends in the Baha System
Teri Sinopoli, MA, CCC-A, FAAA

Mapping FM Systems for Use with Cochlear Implants
Janet Clarke, AuD


Introducing Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor with Expanded Connectivity
Natasha McDougald, BMgt

Introducing Cochlear™ Nucleus© Profile™ Plus
Wade Colburn

Maximum Power Output and Maximum Force Output Available to Baha® Patients
Fredrik Breitholtz

The Future of Audiology: Inspired by Their Own Hearing Loss, Four College Students Pursue Audiology
Caroline Moran, Kimberlyn Wellman, Victoria Popov, Jasmine Simmons

Overview of the Features and Benefits of the New Cochlear™ Baha® 5 Sound Processor
George Cire, AuD, CCC-A

Medicare’s Proposed Rule to Eliminate Funding for Bone Anchored Solutions
Anthony Manna

Cochlear Implants: Past, Present and Future
Anne L. Beiter, MS, FAAA, CCC-A/SLP

Interview with George Cire, Au.D., Cochlear Americas
George Cire, AuD

Interview with Peter Weber, M.D. & Eric Wilkinson, M.D.
Eric Wilkinson, MD

Interview with Richard Reed, HOPE Notes Developer, Musician, and Cochlear Implant User
Richard Reed

Interview with Chris Smith, President of Cochlear Americas, and Jace Wolfe, Director of Audiology at Hearts for Hearing
Chris Smith, Jace Wolfe, PhD, CCC-A

Interview with John K. Niparko, M.D., Director, Division of Otology, Audiology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery, Johns Hopkins; President, American Otological Society
John K. Niparko, MD

Interview with Donna Sorkin, Vice President for Consumer Affairs, Cochlear Americas
Donna Sorkin

Interview with Colin Irwin, Manager of Collaborative Studies, Cochlear Americas
Colin Irwin

Interview with Dr. J. Thomas Roland, Jr., Director of Otology and Neurotology, Co-director of the New York University Cochlear Implant Center
J. Thomas Roland, Jr

Interview with Cristen Markos, Cochlear Corporation
Cristen Markos

Interview with Laura Price, Cochlear Corporation
Laura Price

Interview with Jan Gilden, Director, Houston Ear Research Foundation
Jan Gilden

Interview with John Parker Ph.D, Chief Technology Officer and Director, Cochlear Limited - Australia
John Parker, PhD

Interview with Sam Marzo, M.D., Neurotologist, Department of Otolaryngology, Loyola University Medical Center
Sam Marzo, MD


Cochlear Tech Spotlight: Datalogging

An overview of data logging in the Nucleus 6 CI from Cochlear.

Cochlear Tech Spotlight: Directionality

A technical overview of dual microphone directionality in the Nucleus 6 CI from Cochlear.