University of Edinburgh

SSC Course 7: Cochlear Implant Technology Update

Presented on Wednesday, 30th September 2015

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 15
Number of Respondents: 14

Overall Assessment:

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?

I have 2 pupils with implants - I have a better understanding of the equipment and so will be more confident.
I will be able to troubleshoot more with equipment.
I will be able to support cochlear implant (CI) users and mainstream staff with troubleshooting ideas.
To feed back to colleagues. To identify next steps regarding radio aid/CI use. To get nucleus monitor earphones.
Cascade to teachers of the deaf (ToD).
Copy of presentation emailed.
I'm more aware now of the management of cochlear implants and what accessories are available.
In day to day work with pupils. Information to pass to teaching staff.
Feedback to staff and better with own pupils.
Some of my pupils are due an upgrade soon; therefore I have the new info to use.
Troubleshooting strategies with equipment.
I will look at the different CI models worn by pupils in school and whether there are plans to use new Roger FMs with these pupils. I would like experience of changing batteries in different models, as this would be a regular task as a ToD.
I have learned more about troubleshooting processes, which will make me feel more confident when something goes wrong with the equipment. Also, I have better knowledge of the new systems, which my pupils will be upgraded to in the near future.
New checking tools. Info from Crosshouse.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

The practical workshops - good to be able to see how the different implants work. I enjoyed the theory then practice.
Opportunity to have hands on experience.
Hands on materials and listening to the expertise.
Hands on and informal discussion/questions answered by presenter.
Hands on experience of implants.
Hands on workshops and group discussion excellent!
Very approachable presenters.
Networking and sharing similar issues.
Lots of great info that I will be using in my practice. Enjoyed both info from PowerPoints and practical info.
Hands on, practical with the technology. (2)
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.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

Maybe a bit basic at the beginning with audiogram, but still beneficial.
The general information about implants.
A copy of the PowerPoint would have been appreciated.

How did you hear about this course?

SSC Courses Brochure: 2
Course Info Email from SSC: 7
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 2
SSC eBulletin: 1
Colleague: 2

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

Any Ear Foundation courses. Any Crosshouse courses, eg Leap on with language.
Auditory verbal therapy.