ASU Speech &
More than 30,000 individuals world- Implant
wide have received cochlear im- Solutions
plants. Although the technology of
cochlear implants today is phenome-
nal, a cochlear implant alone is not Effective
enough to complete the rehabilitation Solutions for
process. Cochlear Implant Solu- CI Users
tions, a counseling-based audiologic
rehabilitation group, is designed for
individuals who are considering a
cochlear implant as well as new and
experienced cochlear implant users
in order to maximize their outcomes.
Arizona State University
Speech and Hearing Clinic
Coor Hall PO Box 870102
Tempe, AZ 85287-0102
Learning together to hear Email: Ingrid.email@example.com
again with a cochlear implant
Learn to Minimize
your Hearing Who Should Attend?
Difficulties The Cochlear Implant Solutions AR program will be helpful
for anyone who has questions or concerns about hearing or
communication with a cochlear implant. Adults, whether or
not they are a current cochlear implant recipient, are eligible Is there a charge to attend?
The ASU Speech & Hearing Clinic offers a group audi-
to participate. Because hearing loss is a family affair, spouses Yes, the fee to attend is $50.00, which covers the
ologic rehabilitation course for cochlear implant candi-
and significant others are encour- printing costs of the course materials, including a par-
dates and current cochlear implant recipients. Learning
aged to attend as well. ticipant notebook which is yours to keep. Significant
to effectively use and hear with a cochlear implant can
others and spouses attend for free.
be easier for you and your loved ones through a process
called audiologic rehabilitation. This program is de- What is the pro-
gram about? When does the class meet?
signed to help people overcome communication diffi- Cochlear Implant Solutions is an The Cochlear Implant Solutions AR program is an 8-
culties that have arisen as a result of hearing loss and interactive program that provides week course that will meet once a week for two hours.
may remain even after receiving a cochlear implant. Learn to breakdown opportunities to learn more about
Classes will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30
The decision to get a cochlear implant can be a difficult communication hearing and hearing loss, cochlear
barriers to 5:30 pm on the ASU campus. Parking is readily
one and potential recipients can benefit from education implants and tips for improving available.
regarding cochlear implant options, candidacy, realistic difficult listening situations. Other topics include:
expectations, device operation, auditory training,
• Understanding your hearing loss and implant candidacy How do I sign up?
effective communication strategies, and assistive tech-
nology to help them prepare for CI use. New and
• Cochlear implant options, orientation and adjustment Space is limited so sign up early. Participants need to
current CI recipients gain important support from • Benefits and limitations of cochlear implants and how be committed to attending all sessions of this 8-week
they work course. For more information and to receive registra-
other CI users as well as valuable information about
• Adjusting to cochlear implant use tion materials, please call the ASU Speech & Hearing
communication strategies and devices beyond a CI to
help improve their performance. Discussions about • Using cochlear implants effectively and successfully Clinic at 480-965-2373.
everyday problems and solutions and questions and • Environmental management and assertiveness training
concerns can help all who attend the classes become • Listening techniques and strategies Class starts August 26, 2009
more efficient communicators and effective cochlear • Speechreading and auditory training and practice
implant users. • Communication & coping strategies
• Assistive technology including television devices, tele-
phone devices, Bluetooth solutions, alerting & warning
• Telephone tips
• Bilateral CIs and hearing aid use in the non-implanted
Who are the instructors? with a
Classes will be conducted by ASU Audiology clinical faculty
and doctoral students in the ASU Speech & Hearing Depart- cochlear
Take steps to become an
effective communicator and
CI user today!