Full course description
26th- 27th April, 2024 (2 days)
Learning Objective To address the technological development and clinical applications of implantable hearing devices (including cochlear implants, BAHA, middle ear implants and brainstem implants) and their impact on deaf children and adults.
Module Content: Past and current technological advances, assessment and habilitation protocols, the role of interdisciplinary and interagency working, the impact of implantation on deaf children and adults with and without complex needs . This will include:
•Current technologies including Cochlear Implants, BAHA, middle ear implants and brain-stem implants, and the principles which underlie them
•The multidisciplinary assessment and rehabilitation management protocols used for children and adults utilising these technologies in Ireland
•Referral criteria for Beaumont CI centre and candidacy for cochlear implantation incorporating the multidisciplinary team
•Outline of surgery for cochlear implantation and associated risks
•Outcome measures and tools used to determine benefit after implantation
•Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of these technologies on the communication and listening skills of children and adults
A mission of the module is to engage a diverse group of allied health, educational and medical professionals in expanding and progressing their professional capacities in relation to hearing and balance related patient needs. A distinct benefit of the module is the opportunity for networking across the disciplines.