Short courses


Advances in Auditory Implants

  • 7-8 hours per day
  • 2 days


This course aims to provide the delegate with an understanding of auditory implants and an insight into the auditory implant team and the individual professional roles. The course focusses on current research and the impact on clinical practice. Delegates will gain insight into key issues currently debated in the field of auditory implantation and understand the clinical approaches taken with the different auditory implant systems. 

The course is run by the UCL Ear Institute.

Who this course is for

The course is suitable 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
  • ENT surgeons who wish to update or enhance their understanding of Auditory Implantation

No previous experience with Auditory Implants is needed; however you should have previous knowledge and experience in general audiology.

Course content

The broad themes of the course are:

  • Candidacy, psychophysics and implant fitting
  • Surgery, devices and objective measures
  • Maximising outcomes and future developments

Teaching and structure

The course will run on two consecutive Tuesdays.

Certificates and accreditation

You will receive a certificate of attendance for attending both days of the masterclass. 

Learning outcomes

Following this course you will have knowledge and understanding of:

  • Key components of a cochlear implant / middle ear implant / bone conduction implants / brainstem implants
  • Candidacy for different auditory implants
  • Differences between manufacturers and their devices
  • Surgical approaches
  • Objective measurements
  • Fitting auditory implants in children and adults
  • Habilitation and rehabilitation
  • Assessing performance and outcomes
  • Psychophysics of cochlear implants
  • Sound processing and future directions


The standard course fees are as follows:

  • £600 without assessments
  • £1075 with assessments

Payment via UCL Extend must be made no later than two weeks 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.


If you wish to cancel your order for a course after it is accepted by us and outside of any period in which you might have a right to cancel, then the following applies.

Your cancellation must be received in writing no later than 14 days before the start of the Course. If we receive your cancellation no later than 14 days before the start of the Course we will refund any amount you have paid to us for that Course less an administration charge of 20%. No refunds will be made for cancellations made by you within 14 days of the Course date.

Course information last modified: 6 Oct 2023, 13:12