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2022-23 ATSU University Catalog 
2022-23 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AUD 780 - Cochlear Implants

8 weeks/2 credit hours

This course is intended to be an introduction to cochlear implants. The individual completing the course will not be prepared to program or troubleshoot any device nor will they be a “cochlear implant audiologist.” Our goal is to provide a level of knowledge to audiologist to enable the student to provide initial counseling to prospective implant patients and make better referrals to cochlear implant centers. On completion of the course, the individual should have knowledge of what a cochlear implant is, candidacy and evaluation issues including medical, audiological, and (re)habilitative aspects, postoperative follow-up including programming, communication options and outcomes as well as the current and future trends. While it is expected that this course will impart a tremendous degree of knowledge upon the students, completing this course is not sufficient for expertise in cochlear implants.