AB’s Professional Training Library was created to provide educators, audiologists, therapists, hearing-aid dispensers, and others working in the field of hearing loss with important online cochlear implant resources. These interactive courses describe how cochlear implants work, candidacy, outcomes, and the unique benefits of AB’s cochlear implant system.
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Get started by clicking on one of the training courses below and following along with the interactive lesson. Take this short survey when you’ve completed the course for a Certificate of Completion.
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Introducing the T-Comm: A New Product Accessory from Advanced Bionics
Presented by Carissa Moeggenberg. Learn about the features and benefits the T-Comm accessory will provide for your AB recipients. This online course will provide professionals with information on the features and benefits of the T-Comm accessory. Participants can also expect to receive information on how to optimize the programming parameters necessary for fitting the T-Comm accessory.
Advanced Management of Complex Cases: Usher Syndrome
Presented by Jolie Fainberg, M.A. The purpose of this presentation is to educate the audiologist about Usher Syndrome and its relevance to newly identified children and their families.
Advanced Management of Complex Cases: Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct
Presented by Jennifer Wolfe, Au.D. This course details diagnosis of enlarged vestibular aqueduct and theories of hearing loss. Audiologic presentation, progression of hearing loss and rehabilitative options will be reviewed.
Advanced Management of Complex Cases: Children with Multiple Medical Conditions
Presented by Shelly Ash, M.S. It is important for audiologists to be aware of the rising number of medically complex children receiving cochlear implants, and prognoses for these children. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss caveats regarding cochlear implant candidacy in medically complex children.
Advanced Management of Complex Cases: Autism
Presented by Kami Fehlig, Au.D. The amount of children being diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum has increased at an alarming rate the last 10-15 years. With the high comorbidity of Autism and Profound hearing loss, it is critical for Audiologists working with these children to educate themselves on their unique needs. Ultimately this will lead to the best hearing and language outcomes. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss audiologic management of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Integrating Phonak’s Binaural VoiceStream Technology Into the Naída Sound Processor: How Will This Benefit Your Patients?
Presented by Katie Vaden, AuD. This webinar is designed to provide professionals with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Phonak's Binaural VoiceStream Technology™ and how it can benefit AB cochlear implant recipients.
Multi-Microphone Technology: Providing Adaptive Beamforming Options for Your Patients
Presented by Sarah Downing. This webinar is designed to provide professionals with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the multi-microphone technology utilized by Advanced Bionics.
HiRes Optima Sound Processing: A New Innovation from AB
Presented by Lori Zapf and Dawn Koch. This webinar is designed to provide professionals with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of AB's newest sound processing strategy, HiRes Optima.
Cochlear Implants for Children with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder: What Are We Learning?
Presented by Holly F. B. Teagle, AuD. This course will provide participants with clinical information regarding cochlear implants in children with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder.
Learning to Listen with Sounds All Around
Presented by Wendy Deters, MS, CCC/SLP, Cert. AVed., this course looks at the challenges involved in assessing the ability to hear in noise and at a distance in home-based interventions. Learn about relevant research, how to assess, set goals and select rehAB tools to provide effective therapy in challenging listening environments.
Presented by Karalee Needelman, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
Learn about FUN and EXCITING on the go activities from the Advanced Bionics Global Rehabilitation program. Learn how to access, navigate and use The Listening Room and other rehAB tools to support listening and language development.
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Overview of Symptoms & Treatment – A Psychological Perspective (Part 1)
Presented by Ivette Cejas. Participants will review normal developmental milestones for socialization, behavior, and communication. An overview of autism will follow to help professionals understand the characteristics, diagnosis, comorbidities (e.g., hearing loss, epilepsy), and treatment of autism.
Deafness with Autism: What You Need to Know – A Psychological Perspective (Part 2)
Presented by Ivette Cejas. This presentation will explore the dual diagnosis of hearing loss with autism, help professionals understand the early signs and characteristics of autism in children with hearing loss, and review some of the research in this area. An overview of the overlap of symptoms and the unique features of relatedness, communication, and behavioral characteristics when hearing loss coexists with autism will be presented.
Deafness with Autism: A Music Therapy Perspective
Presented by Christine Barton. Interdisciplinary team work is an important aspect of successful interventions when deafness coexists with autism. This seminar will discuss why and how to use music interventions and summarize the research to support this type of intervention as part of a comprehensive program.
Deafness with Autism: An Occupational Therapy Perspective
Presented by Erin Harvey. When deafness coexists with autism, sensory integration issues may be present and interdisciplinary interventions will be necessary for success. Learn the normal development of sensory, attention, and play development, understand vestibular processing and how to create and manage interventions that are sensitive and responsive to sensory issues.
Deafness with Autism: An Early Communication Perspective
Presented by Wendy Deters. Autism is reported to be diagnosed later in life when a child has hearing loss. Understanding possible indicators of autism for children with hearing loss will help distinguish unique characteristics that will impact communication interventions. Learn to identify the differences in communication development when a dual diagnosis may exist, and to identify proper referral channels and intervention strategies to promote early listening and communication skills.
A School-Age Communication Perspective
Presented by Valeri Le Beau and Michelle Leach. Autism is reported to be diagnosed later in life when a child has hearing loss. Understanding possible indicators of autism for children with hearing loss will help distinguish unique characteristics that will impact communication interventions. Learn to identify the differences in communication development when a dual diagnosis may exist, and to identify proper referral channels and intervention strategies to promote listening and communication skills in the school-age child.
Core Strategies for Supporting Children with Deafness and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Part 1
Presented by Christy Borders and Stacey Jones Bock. Using evidence-based strategies with children who have a dual diagnosis of hearing loss and ASD can increase the likelihood of student success. Conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment is an important core strategy when implementing a functional communication system.
Core Strategies for Supporting Children with Deafness and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Part 2
Presented by Stacey Jones Bock and Christy Borders. Using evidence-based strategies with children who have a dual diagnosis of hearing loss and ASD can increase the likelihood of student success. Learn about five core strategies from ASD evidence-based practices that must be considered when planning interventions for a child with deafness and ASD.
* Not approved for pediatrics in the US