University of Edinburgh

Cochlear Implant Technology Update

Presented on Wednesday, 30th September 2015


This day was aimed at those who already have a basic understanding of cochlear implants and were looking for practical training in supporting children in the classroom. It provided with an update on recent advances in cochlear implant technology including accessories. Hands-on workshops were provided to help participants to troubleshoot cochlear implant systems, fit and check accessories.

What the participants said:

"Hands on experience of the different implants and how to connect receivers. Fantastic to see the electrode array that is implanted. So interesting! Superb science, well explained by the presenter."

"... practical workshops - good to be able to see how the different implants work. I enjoyed the theory then practice."

Target Audience

Teachers of deaf children, mainstream teachers, speech & language therapists, support staff and parents.


Arlene O’Malley and Kenneth Munro, Senior Clinical Scientists, Scottish Cochlear Implant Programme, Crosshouse


10.30 am Cochlear Implant Technology - an Overview; Practical Workshops

11.30 am Cochlear devices

1.15 pm AB devices

2.15 pm Med-El devices

3.15 pm Plenary Session

3.30 pm Course Evaluation