Online Course Detail


With the majority of children with cochlear implants now attending school in public or private mainstream classrooms, parents should be prepared to aid school personnel in understanding and addressing their children’s needs. This course reviews key topics that can help achieve a favorable classroom environment as well as provide guidance for the classroom teacher. Among the top tips addressed are: FM systems and the school’s responsibility for providing them, acoustics, troubleshooting technology, the role of classmates, and best practices for teachers in the classroom.

This is a Recorded Course which requires either a Windows-based computer or a Mac with speakers/headphones to view. More information is available in the FAQs/Help section.

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: Free to View

Course Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to discuss how to advise on, or advocate for, FM systems in the classroom.
  • Participants will be able to describe the role of the mainstream classroom teacher in providing a positive classroom environment for the child with hearing loss.
  • Participants will be able to explain how to initiate actions to involve classmates in addressing the needs of a child with hearing loss.

Course Instructor(s):
Donna L. Sorkin, Vice President, Consumer Affairs, Cochlear Americas