UCL Ear Institute


Paediatric Habilitation

This is a five-day course on managing hearing loss in infants and children to optimise life-long auditory potential.

Dates: 22 February - 21 March 2024 (every Thursday)

Location: In person at the UCL Ear Institute
Course Director: Hannah Cooper


This five-day course combines theoretical evidence with practical knowledge and skills which you'll be able to apply immediately in whatever clinical setting you work in.

You’ll also have an opportunity to network with a range of professionals from different backgrounds.

The course is updated annually to reflect the latest trends in technology and clinical practice.

Who this course is for
  • Audiologists 
  • Teachers of the deaf and educational audiologists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • General practitioners with a special interest in audiology
  • Audiovestibular doctors and other health professionals

You should have previous knowledge and experience in general audiology.

Course themes
  • Family centred hearing management
  • Hearing aid selection verification, evaluation and monitoring of amplification progress in children
  • Cohesive intervention and assessment of progress by a multidisciplinary team
  • Functional speech outcome measures
  • Advanced amplification considerations
  • Educational management of children with hearing loss
Teaching structure

The course will run on five consecutive Thursdays. Seminar-style, interactive teaching is supplemented by:

  • group exercises and class discussion
  • practical demonstrations using videos
  • completion of case-studies with peer-evaluated clinical procedures
  • self-directed reading and pre-reading around current structure and practice in paediatric audiology services
  • e-learning course work

This course is led by Dr Hannah Cooper, with lectures and seminars given by experienced paediatric audiology clinicians and habilitation professionals using real case examples. 

Learning outcomes

Following this course you'll be able to:

  • Apply methods for verification and demonstrate functional benefit from hearing aid amplification in babies and children
  • Provide safe, effective and wearable amplification throughout childhood years
  • Use new technologies in amplification and remote microphone technology
  • Support education and literacy skills for the hearing impaired child in the classroom
  • Use appropriate counselling techniques to support family in their role as the main facilitator in their child’s communication potential
  • Take timely clinical decisions and making onward referrals for infants and children
Certificates and accreditation

You'll receive a certificate of attendance if you attend all five days.
This course is suitable for British Academy of Audiology Higher Training Scheme candidates undertaking the Paediatric Habilitation module. 


 £600 without assessments; £1075 with assessments

This masterclass can only be booked as a full course (i.e. there will be no 1 day, 2 day etc options). 

Payment via UCLExtend must be made no later than one week before the start of the course. 

NB: Your place on the course is not secured until payment has cleared. If you are paying via invoice, this means that a purchase order number must be provided prior to the course start. 

Booking via UCLExtend for Paediatric Habilitation (Attendance only)

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Booking via UCLExtend for Paediatric Habilitation (Attendance and certification)

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