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This event has been postponed until further notice.
Successful cochlear implantation requires (1) An implantable cochlear, (2) intact auditory pathway and (3) patient engagement.
Cochlear implants require surgery to place the receiver-stimulator unit in a subcutaneous pocket behind the ear and the multichannel electrode within the Scala tympani of the cochlear near the residual function cochlear nerve endings. This allows the implant device to stimulate the auditory pathway in a controlled way which in turn leads to the perception of formed sound at the auditory cortex.
Modern cochlear implant surgery has evolved over the last 40 years into a predictable and comfortable procedure which takes around 1 hour to perform through a minimised incision in the hairline. The recovery is rapid with a few days away from work, driving and usual daily activities.
In this presentation the medical assessment of patients prior to the surgical procedure, the procedure itself and after care will be highlighted. The recent innovation of CI surgery performed under local anaesthesia, particularly for elderly patients, will be discussed.
You will hear from our specialist surgeon Dr Melville De Cruz, NextSense Audiologist Carol Amos and cochlear implant recipient, Paul Rice.
The event will be a great opportunity to network with those in the industry!
When: Tuesday 20 July at 6 to 7pm
(Registration from 5:30pm)
Launch refreshments: 7 to 8pm
This event has been endorsed by Audiology Australia for the following CPD points: In-person attendance - CPD2122 005 Category 1.1: 1 point. Remote access attendance - CPD2122 006 Category 1.2: 1 point.