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Welcome to a basic overview of cochlear implants resource site.  This site should give you information that will help you to be more confident in knowing what a cochlear implant is and how it works and have gained some useful tips and guidance on how to support a patient with a cochlear implant.  The presentations are designed to do in small bite-size sections so that you can complete each one at a time convenient to you.  The second half of the site has been broken up into age groups so that you can choose to only do the sections that are relevant to the person you are supporting (pre-school, primary school, secondary school and college, adults). If you have any queries or need any further help please feel free to contact us at

Sections list

1. Normal hearing ~20 Minutes


2. The Cochlear Implant ~ 40 Minutes


3. Troubleshooting ~ 10 Minutes


4. Improve the listening environment ~ 30 Minutes


5. Providing support ~ 30 Minutes