Remote Cochlear Implant Mapping

Remote cochlear implant mappingThis module explains the procedures, processes and technologies needed to carry out remote cochlear implant mapping.

The module is one of the outcomes of two HEARing CRC research projects led by researchers Colleen Psarros (RIDBC & SCIC) and Emma Rushbrooke (Hear and Say) that assessed and validated the ability of current internet technologies to facilitate and deliver remote cochlear implant mapping that is compared to face-to-face mapping sessions. This model is captioned.

Learning Objectives

Learning objectives for this module are:

  • Understand the benefits and limitations of teleaudiology in relation to cochlear implant mapping;
  • Identify equipment required to conduct cochlear implant mapping over the internet; and;
  • Troubleshoot and implement strategies to ensure remote cochlear implant mapping can occur.

Accreditation

Successful completion of this module’s online quiz may entitle you to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Current accreditations for this module are stated below. You may also be entitled to claim independent CPD points for completing this module (please check with the accrediting organisation in question). A Certificate of Completion is available for successfully completing (gaining a score of 70% or higher) the quiz associated with this module. HEARnet Learning will provide a link to download this certificate and will also send a copy of the certificate to the email address you have provided. 

Audiology Australia members can gain one (1) CPD point through the successful completion of this module (ASA Endorsement No: CPD13 046). An official certificate from Audiology Australia will be issued in due course that stipulates the activity code, endorsement number and number of points allocated to this module.  

Presenters

Colleen Psarros has spent the last 24 years working in the field of cochlear implantation as a speech pathologist and audiologist. She has worked extensively with cochlear implant recipients of all ages and has a particular interest in teleaudiology and working with hearing impaired children who have additional needs.

Emma Van Wanrooy is an audiologist with extensive experience in the assessment and (re)habilitation of children and adults, including managing patients with hearing aids and cochlear implant recipients. She has also worked as a researcher at the National Acoustic Laboratories.

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