You’ve taken action to treat your hearing loss to reconnect with sound, loved ones and the world around you. Now it’s time to unleash even more of your potential so you can enjoy the everyday moments and experiences that matter to you. Cochlear™ CoPilot is our latest app designed for iPhone® to help you build the knowledge and skills to listen and communicate while managing real-life situations.
A self-guided app
A cochlear implant helps to improve hearing outcomes, and research shows that people who take an active role in managing their hearing health by building knowledge and skills, are more likely to experience improvement in broader real-life listening and communication outcomes.1 2 3
With this in mind, Cochlear CoPilot has been developed as a self-guided app featuring information, support and targeted skill-building activities to help you build your listening confidence.
The app features articles by clinical experts and recipients with insights, strategies and support on a range of topics – from listening in noise and managing listening fatigue to reconnecting to music.
You’ll also find practical tips to get the most out of your sound processor and accessories for everyday activities.
“I liked the articles under different categories with direct links to resources, articles, and YouTube, including apps. It truly is a one stop for all, regardless if one is a new or a long-time recipient,” says Kathleen, a cochlear implant recipient who lives in the US.
Activities to fit into your everyday life
Cochlear CoPilot also features interactive activities designed to help you build listening skills – from early awareness of sound through to comprehension and conversations on the phone. More activities will feature in future releases of the app.
“I love my CI, but some words are still very difficult to understand and I find myself guessing. I find the Skill-Up Listening Practice very helpful in trying to identify words,” says Laurie, a cochlear implant recipient who also lives in the US.
“The app has helped me with my listening skills and rehab. I felt like I was on my own when I was implanted and really wish I had access to an app for information,” says Laurie.
Wynn, who received her cochlear implant more than five years ago, also finds the interactive skill builders beneficial: “I still regularly focus on listening exercises. I liked the ability to repeat and the immediate feedback of a correct or incorrect answer.”
Free and convenient
Designed for iPhone8, Cochlear CoPilot is free, convenient and you can use it at your own pace. And no matter what your age or level of comfort with technology, the app is easy to use – wherever or whenever you want to.
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- Drouin, J. R., & Theodore, R. M. (2020). Leveraging interdisciplinary perspectives to optimize auditory training for cochlear implant users. Language and Linguistics Compass. https://doi.org/10.1111/lnc3.12394.
- For compatibility information visit www.cochlear.com/compatibility
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