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Continuing Education

Standard of Care: International Consensus and Candidacy Evaluation for Cochlear Implant Use in Adults: An Audiological Perspective
 CEU courses
Presented by Teresa A. Zwolan, PhD, CCC-A, Rene Gifford, PhD, CCC-A
Recorded Webinar
Course: #35440Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course focuses on the methodology and findings from a recent International systematic review and consensus process, establishing a standard of care for the treatment of adult patients with unilateral cochlear implant for bilateral severe, profound, or moderate sloping to profound sensorineural hearing loss. It also includes a review of "Terry Zwolan et al Development of a 60/60 Guideline for Referring Adults for a Traditional Cochlear Implant Candidacy Evaluation. Otology & Neurotology: April 20, 2020."

The Future of Clinical Care (Part 3): Products and Services
 CEU courses
Presented by Mary Beth O'Sullivan, MS, CCC-A, Natasha McDougald
Recorded Webinar
Course: #35296Level: Intermediate1 Hour
In Part 3 of our virtual workshop, we will discuss how product launches impact clinic productivity. We will introduce new products and review the services we provide to reduce stress on clinics.

The Future of Clinical Care (Part 2): The Role of Fitting Software
 CEU courses
Presented by Mary Beth O'Sullivan, MS, CCC-A, Kyle Longwell
Recorded Webinar
Course: #35268Level: Intermediate1 Hour
In Part 2 of our virtual workshop, we will review the role of fitting software in supporting clinicians and ensuring consistency in outcomes. We will discuss several new tools and resources clinicians will have available to support their cochlear implant recipients now and into the future.

The Future of Clinical Care (Part 1): An Evidence Based Approach
 CEU courses
Presented by Barbara Buck, AuD, CCC-A, Mary Beth O'Sullivan, MS, CCC-A
Recorded Webinar
Course: #35250Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Cochlear implant clinics have been fitting recipients for over 35 years and Cochlear has over 450,000 recipients globally. This course will review the data that could help address the stress points that have been identified as the medical landscape has changed in recent years.

Candidacy and Counseling for Cochlear Bone Conduction Solutions
 CEU courses
Presented by Lori Davidson, AuD, CCC-A
Recorded Webinar
Course: #35097Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is designed for Audiologists who work with patients who have single-sided deafness (SSD), conductive, or mixed hearing losses. The course will discuss candidacy for bone conduction treatment options, including the CochlearTM Osia® and Baha® Systems, and will provide tips to support demonstration, counseling and treatment planning for patients.


TECH Talk - Dr. Wolfe - Early implantation and impact on language development

May 28, 2020

In March 2020 the FDA approved the first expansion of pediatric indications in 20 years. Dr. Jace Wolfe, Director of Audiology and Research at the Hearts for Hearing Foundation in Oklahoma City, analy...

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TECH Talk – Dr. Wolfe - Age of implantation and critical development window

May 28, 2020

Dr. Jace Wolfe, clinical audiologist and Director of Audiology and Research at the Hearts for Hearing Foundation in Oklahoma City, uses his 22 years of cochlear implant experience to examine results f...

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TECH Talk – Dr. Friedmann - The Slim Modiolar Electrode

March 12, 2020

The Cochlear TECH Talk series features audiologists, surgeons and other experts in the fields of hearing and hearing loss. In each video, they highlight innovations and research related to the cochlea...

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TECH Talk – Kaplan – Reliability Reporting

March 12, 2020

Dr. Brian Kaplan, cochlear implant surgeon and Senior Vice President of Clinical Strategy & Innovation at Cochlear, reviews the challenges clinicians have faced over the years to obtain consistent...

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TECH Talks – Gifford – Beyond Deaf: Cochlear™ Nucleus® CI532 Slim Modiolar Electrode

March 12, 2020

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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Fitting a Pediatric Cochlear™ Baha® SoundArc

February 13, 2020

The Baha® SoundArc™ is a modern and discreet over-the-ear non-surgical solutions for children and adults struggling with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or Single-sided deafness...

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How to fit a Cochlear™ Baha® SoundArc

January 27, 2020

The Baha® SoundArc™ is a modern and discreet over-the-ear non-surgical solutions for children and adults struggling with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or Single-sided deafness...

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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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Normal hearing is 20/20: Get to know your hearing number during Audiology Awareness Month

New Online Tool Determines if Hearing Loss Intervention is Needed

Slim 20 Electrode from Cochlear now Commercially Available

2020 Cochlear™ Scholarship Application Opens for the 2020/2021 School Year

Cochlear Obtains FDA Approval of Kanso 2 Sound Processor

As Surgeries Resume, Pediatric Cochlear Implantation Can Now be Done as Young as 9 Months

FDA expedites approval of Cochlear's Remote Check solution for cochlear implants

Cochlear Receives FDA Approval to Lower the Age of Pediatric Cochlear Implantation to 9 Months

Cochlear Reveals Winners of Annual Flagship Scholarship Programs

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


Foundations of Baha Implants: Candidacy
Mary Beth O'Sullivan, MS, CCC-A

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

What is Cochlear Americas’ First Annual Service Report and Why is it Valuable to Clinicians?
Mark Roscoe, MBA

How Can Evidence-Based Practice Ensure Consistent Standard of Care?
Barbara Buck, AuD, CCC-A

How is Cochlear Making New Products Accessible to the Earliest Cochlear Implantees?
Ryan Lopez

What are the Advantages of Perimodiolar Electrodes?
Wade Colburn

What is Cochlear Link and How Can It Save Clinics Time?
Kyle Longwell

What is ANSI/AAMI CI86 and why is it important in the expansion and transparency of cochlear implant reliability reporting?
Wade Colburn

How does Cochlear’s new FDA approved Remote Check for CI recipients change the virtual care landscape for professionals?
Kyle Longwell

What are the most important pediatric factors and considerations for selecting, fitting and using bone conduction technology?
Lisa Christensen, AuD

What is Piezoelectric Stimulation in the Cochlear™ Osia® System?
George Cire, AuD

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


International Consensus Paper Released on Standard of Care for Adult Cochlear Implantation
Meredith Holcomb, AuD, CCC-A

Introducing Custom Sound® Pro – Cochlear’s Next Generation CI Fitting Software
Kyle Longwell

What’s New with the Kanso 2 Sound Processor?
Natasha McDougald

Introducing the NEW Cochlear™ Osia® System
Anthony King

Expanding Possibilities for Pediatrics: A New Indication for the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant System
Megan Mears, AuD

Introducing the Baha® Lend an Ear Program
Mirelis Moreno

Non-Surgical Baha® Options for Children: Key Considerations
Lisa Christensen, 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


Hearing Therapy Manual for Clinicians

Guide for Clinicians Adult Cochlear Implant Home-Based Hearing Therapy

Hearing Therapy Manual for Recipients

Guide for Recipients Adult Cochlear Implant Home-Based Hearing Therapy

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.