The Listen to Me! Summer Institute is an intensive training program designed for children, families, and professionals to learn how to foster listening and spoken language development with cochlear implants.

Therapists, audiologists, teachers, and administrators are encouraged to accompany their clients or come individually to participate in the experience and receive additional training.

The children participate in an auditory-oral class setting and receive daily individual listening and spoken language therapy sessions from listening and spoken
language specialists.

PLEASE NOTE: These courses are designed for professionals who have beginning to intermediate skills in auditory habilitation. Most of the content is not appropriate for certified LSLS, AVTs, AVEds, or other professionals with a similarly advanced level of auditory training.

DOWNLOAD this year's professional conference schedule (available Feb. 1st).


Join us to learn the following through presentations, observations, and small
group discussions:

  • Cochlear implantation: surgery, post-op, complications, bilateral implantation, EAS/hybrid, future directions
  • Bimodal amplification: listening with one cochlear implant and one
    hearing aid
  • What goes on during a cochlear implant mapping session (includes a LIVE mapping during the presentation)
  • Managing the devices and equipment associated with cochlear implants and hearing aids, including FM systems
  • Strategies and activities for targeting auditory, speech, and language skills for children post-cochlear implant
  • Writing appropriate IFSP and IEP goals to address issues specific to children with cochlear implants
  • Addressing bilingual issues and social challenges for children with hearing loss

Quotes from previous professional attendees

“The presentations were very helpful because they addressed the foundations of auditory living-this made the techniques and strategies make more sense.”

“The presentations were excellent! Lots of great information, clearly presented, and practical. Will use in my work with kids.”

“Great examples of therapy activities.”

“Nice discussion of Total Communication being continued along with auditory training for some families.”

“It was great finding out what other professionals are doing and how they are dealing with student issues.”

“One of the best parts was the panel of cochlear implant users. There were a great variety of CI users, and I did not feel like people were pushing their agendas.
Nicely done!”

“Excellent week! The professionals, staff, and everyone are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Your passion really comes through. I love having parents here too.”

“Very wonderful week... beautifully organized and very family-oriented!!”

PLEASE CONTACT ERYN MCHAN at for any inquiries about Listen to Me! for professionals.


Listen To Me! 2021

Reunion: June 18-20
New Families: June 20-25
Professionals: June 22-23

Watch our movie

We've been documenting some of our families in our Listen to Me! Summer Institute. Visit our movie page, or click to watch the latest.

Contact LTM!

Families, please contact
Julie Cooper:
For Spanish, please contact
Gabriela Holzman:
Professionals, please contact
Eryn McHan: