Short courses


Advances in Auditory Implants

  • 6.5 hours per day
  • 1, 2 or 3 days


The three-day masterclass will help you understand the entire process of cochlear implantation, from assessment to rehabilitation/habilitation

You'll learn about the clinical approaches taken with the different auditory implant systems.

You'll also gain insight into current research and key issues currently debated in the field of auditory implantation.

The course is designed to be of interest to a multidisciplinary audience. It will help you understand the different professional roles involved and how they work together.

You can attend for one, two or three days.

The course is run by the UCL Ear Institute.

Who this course is for

The course is suitable for:

  • audiologists and audiology assistants
  • teachers of the deaf
  • speech and language therapists
  • general practitioners with a special interest in audiology
  • audiovestibular doctors and other health professionals
  • ENT professionals

There are no pre-requisites, but a professional or academic background in audiology or ENT (ear, nose and throat) is desirable.

Course content

Day 1

This day will give you an overview of different types of implantable devices and candidacy guidelines in the UK and worldwide.

You'll also explore single-sided deafness.

The afternoon will focus on cochlear implants - including psychophysics and sound processing in cochlear implants - and cochlear implant fitting.

Day 2

The morning will cover:

  • auditory brain implants, middle ear implants, bone conduction devices, and electro-acoustic hearing devices
  • fitting auditory implants other than cochlear implants and contralateral hearing aids 
  • the non-traditional candidate

The afternoon will concentrate on the use of objective measures for fitting and monitoring. There will also be a live surgery to demonstrate the surgical approach and issues in implantation.

Day 3

This day will focus on optimising outcomes and future perspectives and will include approaches to habilitation of children and adults.

The following topics will be explored:

  • the enjoyment of music by adult listeners
  • the use of music as a therapy tool
  • the impact of singing programmes on hearing impaired children
  • advances in biological treatment, software and implant design

You can attend for one, two or three days.

Certificates and accreditation

You'll receive a certificate of attendance.

CPD points from the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA) are pending.

A reflective practice document for the British Academy of Audiology (BAA) will also be available.

    Learning outcomes

    By the end of the course you should be able to:

    • identify and select suitable auditory implant options for different patients groups based on candidacy criteria and device characteristics
    • assess and select appropriate outcome measures intraoperatively, during fitting, and during follow up
    • identify factors that affect individual outcomes
    • relate differences in implant design and sound processing strategies to differences in sound coding and performance parameters


      The standard fees are:

      • £255 (for one day)
      • £295 (for two days)
      • £435 (for three days)

      For early bird bookings, the fees are:

      • £200 (for one day)
      • £255 (for two days)
      • £370 (for three days)

      Course information last modified: 30 Nov 2022, 15:59