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Welcome to a basic overview of cochlear implants.  The video presentation here gives you an introduction to the course and includes a step-by-step guide as to how to progress through it.  On completing the course you should 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 course 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).  At the end of each section there is a quiz to check you have understood the information.  At the end of the course you can print off a certificate of completion. We hope you find the course useful and enjoyable.  If you have any queries or need any further help please feel free to contact us at

Course 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