Online Course Detail


This class provides information for parents to assist them in maximizing the outcomes their children receive from their speech processor MAPping appointments. The class includes a description of the procedures involved in speech processor MAPping, descriptions of the various techniques used to MAP children and adults, and helpful hints for maximizing performance with cochlear implants (CIs). Time is allotted to address questions from class participants. 

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 describe the behavioral test procedures used to obtain threshold and comfort level information during speech processor MAPping appointments for CIs.
  • Participants will be able to identify the basic components of a speech processor MAP, such as threshold, comfort level, and loudness balancing, and will be able to describe various speech processor settings such as volume and sensitivity.
  • Participants will be able to list the procedures that can be used at home to facilitate the child’s cooperation in the MAPping appointment.

Course Instructor(s):
Teresa A. Zwolan, Ph. D., Associate Professor and Director, University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program