A new Audiology Online course is now open for registration: Benefits Afforded by Precurved Electrode Arrays: Speech and Auditory Perception for Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients. This course will discuss 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.
Presented by Rene Gifford, PhD, CCC-A, Director of the Cochlear Implant Program Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
This course is offered for continuing education in partnership with AudiologyOnline. Please visit www.AudiologyOnline.com for details regarding CEUs offered.
After attending this course you’ll be able to:
- Describe expected CI outcomes by a large clinical population without knowledge of electrode location and device wear time and compare this broad range of variability to what we could expect with more knowledge of individualized variables
- Understand differences between classic literature and newer studies providing evidence for greater channel specificity in modern-day CI recipients with precurved electrode arrays localized in scala tympani
- Characterize the potential beneficial effects of a well-placed precurved electrode array on upper stimulation levels, spectral resolution and speech recognition in quiet and noise