Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants

September 11–23, 2019 | Online Conference

Live Chat Schedule

With online conferences you get the convenience of at-home learning combined with real-time access to speakers. Add these dates and times to your schedule!

All times listed are Eastern time.

For this online conference, you may earn CE credit for reading the transcript of a live chat if you are unable to attend. We encourage participants to attend live if at all possible, but if you have a schedule conflict, please post a question on the discussion board and then read the chat transcript before the last day of the conference. You may claim credit whether your question is addressed or not.

Monday, September 16
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.  Teresa A. Zwolan, PhD, CCC-A
Topic: The Basics of Sound Processor Programming
Noon – 1 p.m.  Heidi Slager, AuD, CCC-A
Topic: Troubleshooting Cochlear Implant Sound Processors & Accessories
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Allison Biever, AuD, CCC-A, and Nanette Thompson, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Topic: Providing Telehealth Services to Individuals With Cochlear Implants
Tuesday, September 17
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.  Mary O’Leary Kane, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Helping School Personnel Support Students With Cochlear Implants
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Patricia L. Craun, AuD, CCC-A
Topic: Case Studies in Cochlear Implants for Children
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Sarah A. Sydlowski, AuD, PhD
Topic: Cochlear Implant Candidacy: Predictors of Success
Wednesday, September 18
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.  Kelly Nichols Starr, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, and Caroline Arnedt, AuD
Topic: Auditory Neuropathy and Cochlear Implants
Noon – 1 p.m.  Erin C. Schafer, PhD, CCC-A
Topic: Hearing Assistance Technology for Cochlear Implants
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.  William H. Shapiro, AuD, CCC-A
Topic: Bilateral and Bimodal Hearing With Cochlear Implants
Thursday, September 19
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.  Jace A. Wolfe, PhD, CCC-A
Topic: Shoot for the Moon: Measuring Outcomes for Cochlear Implant Recipients
Noon – 1 p.m. Regina Presley, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA
Topic: Advances in Cochlear Implant Technology
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Kristin Uhler, PhD, CCC-A, and Kerry L. Moriarty, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Topic: Complex Cases in Children With Cochlear Implants
Friday, September 20
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.  Sandra Prentiss, PhD, CCC-A
Topic: Key Considerations for Referring Children and Adults for Cochlear Implants
Noon – 1 p.m.  Meredith Holcomb, AuD, CCC-A
Topic: Case Studies in Cochlear Implants for Adults
"I really liked that I could chat with the presenters after I watched the lecture. This is something you might not even be able to do at [in-person] conferences."
Past ASHA Professional Development online conference participant
"The chats are wonderful!! You not only get to have your questions answered but you get to see others' questions and follow their line of thinking!"
Past ASHA Professional Development online conference participant


  • Chats are live, text-based (no audio), and last for 1 hour.
  • Chat times are preset; clear your schedule now so you can participate in each one.
  • Listen to the lecture before participating.
  • Have your questions ready so you can get the answers you need!

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