23, 24 & 25 April 2024

CIREN introduction training and CIREN day

CIREN is a Nordic network for audiologist. It is initiated by Cochlear Nordic and the purpose of CIREN is to strengthen the clinics knowledge.

We are happy to invite one audiologist to our introduction training for CIREN – CI Referral Expert Network.

CIREN is a Nordic network for audiologist. It is initiated by Cochlear Nordic and the purpose of CIREN is to strengthen the clinics knowledge about:

  • Severe to profound hearing loss
  • How to identify and support candidates for cochlear implant (CI)
  • Share and receive experience and knowledge from others in the Network

The audiologist will become a resource for your clinic and will through the CIREN network get training on how to train other professionals at the clinic.  The introduction training and the CIREN network do not have focus on products but how to assist patients with severe to profound hearing loss in the best way.

Date: 23rd, 24th and 25th April 2024

Venue and Hotel: Quality Hotel View, Malmö, 1 219 SEK excl. VAT

Time: Tuesday 23rd of April 10:00-16:00, dinner at 18:30

Wednesday 24th of April 09:00-16:00, dinner at 19:30

Thursday 25th of April 09:00-16:00

Practical information

The training will be held at Quality Hotel View in Malmö where we have pre-booked hotel rooms until the 15th of April. The hotel is located close to Hyllie station, only a short travel with train from the Copenhagen airport.

The introduction training and the dinner in the evening of 23rd and 24th of April is covered by Cochlear Nordic. We are following the local markets ethical rules and guidelines. Regarding travel and/or hotels cost, please talk to your Cochlear representative in your country.

Agenda 23rd and 24th April


Learing goals

What is the purpose of the CIREN?

Information and clarification of expectations

Introduction of all the participants

Get to know each other

Prevalence of severe to profound hearing loss  

How many is affected?

How does severe to profound hearing loss effect the user and its family?

Consequences for the user and their loved ones

How does a CI system work?

Be able to explain how CI works

Hearing function with CI

New research on the effect of CI

The rehabilitation after implantation

What is important after implantation to get a good hearing outcome?

The users journey

Look into the journey from hearing aids to CI

Communication with potential CI candidates

How to start the communication about CI and follow the user through the process

Information from CI users

The experience from CI users

What happens on the CI clinic

Knowledge about the examinations, surgery, switch on and rehabilitation

Information about the surgery

Medical examinations and side effects

Criteria in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland

National guidance for referral of CI assessment

How to move on from this?

Planning the activities for CIREN

The training will be a mix between lectures and working in small groups. The goal is to create an arena with a lot of interaction to increase the learning outcomes and to make the group safe so the network will be able to develop as good as possible.

Agenda 25th April

The meeting will focus on topics that we hope can be helpful in your daily work, and maybe bring you new knowledge and information.

The preliminary topics that we will focus on at this meeting:

  • SSD and cochlear-implant: This is a fairly new criteria that has been underway for some years, in some countries more than others, and it’s a very interesting area to look at, since these candidates often doesn’t get the most of a conventional hearing solution.
  • Healthy aging: What is healthy aging, and why is it important. 
  • Rehabilitation: The importance of the right rehabilitation, there is no quick fix. Deep dive into this crucial topic.
  • Early referring: What is the effect, why is it important, and what can you expect when you make an early referral.

Download the program for 23, 24 and 25 April in PDF.

Download the program for the 25 April in PDF.

Most importantly we also want to give you all a chance to meet up, talk and discuss, share experiences and ideas with each other.

We look forward to learn with you in April.

Please register via the form below.

Best regards, 

Solveig, Renè, Gøril and Ulla.

Cochlear Nordic


Last day of registering is 20 March 2024.

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