First Bite #109 – July 21, 2020
The Journey of Cochlear Implants
(.1 ASHA and AOTA CEUs) For more info, click here.
In this episode, Michelle is joined by Dakota Sharp, Au.D., CCC-A is a clinical assistant professor and audiologist at the University of South Carolina Montgomery-Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. Today Dr. Dakota lays out the steps entailed in the process of obtaining a cochlear implant! Have you ever wondered which one of your patients is a candidate for a CI? Or are you unfamiliar with hearing aid technology and unsure of the difference between a CI and other hearing devices? Or do you have a patient that has a CI, but has heard that there are newer features…and you want all the exciting news? Dr. Dakota will shed light on all the steps and is ready to answer your questions too! Enjoy y’all!
By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:
- How a cochlear implant works and differs from other hearing devices.
- Criterion for candidacy for cochlear implants.
- The process for receiving.