Resources & useful links

Individuals and Families with Hearing loss

 

Professionals

 

Short Course in “Additional Training in Cochlear Implants.”  This course is accredited by the HPCSA and offered through University of Stellenbosch, by the TH-US-CIU for audiologists working in cochlear implant programs.

 

This course is run every second year, the next course is due to be presented 12 March – 14 April 2018. Please email jennifer.perold@westerncape.gov.za for information.

 

A week-long course will be offered in June for any health and rehabilitation professionals who are interested in learning more about cochlear implantation. The following areas will be covered:

 

  • Process of hearing and the management of hearing loss
  • The process of cochlear implantation
  • Speech Acoustics
  • Principles of electrical hearing (including acoustic and electrical hearing)
  • Selection criteria and factors contributing to outcomes
  • Cochlear Implant Surgery, scans and medical issues
  • Paediatric, teenage and adult rehabilitation
  • Bilateral cochlear implantation
  • Bimodal hearing options
  • Ethical issues and cochlear implantation

 

Please contact Jenny Perold (Jennifer.perold@westerncape.gov.za) if you are interested in attending.