Foundational Audiology Course


Training for AuD students & audiologists new to CI Clinical Care

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Upcoming Course Dates
Jan 18
May 2, 2024
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Course Introduction

The Foundational Audiology Course is designed to provide foundational CI knowledge for current AuD students and for those new to CI clinical care. The course covers applied and theoretical principles in cochlear implants including the evolution of cochlear implant systems, signal processing, candidacy, counseling, outcomes, habilitative/rehabilitative management, programming considerations, troubleshooting, and critical clinical thinking.

This course may be implemented by AuD programs interested in providing CI coursework to their curriculum or individually by AuD students who would like to add depth in CI education to their current curriculum.  4th year Fellows and audiologists new to CI clinical care may also choose to complete this course to provide foundational learning opportunities as they begin their clinical CI practice.

Training Topics

Online Curriculum Modules

  • Course Introduction: History, Anatomy, and Referral Guidelines
  • Basic Components and Orientation of a Cochlear Implant
  • Pediatric Cochlear Implant Candidacy
  • Adult Cochlear Implantation Candidacy
  • Nontraditional Patient Candidacy
  • Medical Assessment
  • CI Programming
  • Manufacturer Overview
  • Objective Measures with Cochlear Implants
  • Traditional Cochlear Implant Outcomes
  • Adult Cochlear Implant: EAS/Bimodal hearing Outcomes
  • Adult Cochlear Implant Outcomes: SSD
  • Pediatric Outcomes
  • Device Reliability and Future Technology

Course Format

Online Didactic Training

14 weekly modules

  • Pre-recorded video lecture introduces module content (60 min each)
  • Required reading materials supplement learning concepts
  • Live web class discussions review case studies and Q & A sessions (60 min)
  • Discussion Board posts facilitate networking and interaction with participants and instructors
  • Knowledge assessments, Exams, and final project (for those taking course for AuD graduate credits) assess major concepts

Weekly Live Web Classes

  • Thursdays 7:30-9p PM EST
  • Hosted on Blackboard to review and emphasize major concepts, present case discussions, and Q & A sessions
  • Facilitated by leading audiologists and researchers in cochlear implantation


Link to pay tuition will be sent if application is accepted.




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