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PREREQUISITES

  • CustomSound
    Make sure you have the latest version of Cochlear’s Custom Sound installed (v4.3.00.0450 or later). Connect a Cochlear programming POD to your PC (the corresponding FTDI drivers should install automatically).

  • PC with soundcard
    Make sure your PC (see document ‘Audiqueen 3 System Requirements’) has an internal or external soundcard.

    It is recommended to run A§E on desktop computers rather than on tablets or mobile devices, because the calibration on the latter devices may be problematic.

    If the soundcard comes with a software application to enhance or customize the sound, make sure these features are turned off.

    Make sure that while playing A§E, no other sounds (music, movie, warnings, email messages, etc.) are being played by other applications. It is recommended to turn off all other applications while executing A§E tests.


HOW TO ACTIVATE AND SELECT THE COALA LINK?

The Coala Link is activated by means of a license key. This key can be obtained from your Cochlear representative or your Audiqueen distributor. See 16.3 ‘Licenses’ for activation instructions.

Now you should select the Coala Link as audiometer. See Solution Centre to learn how to do this.




CONNECT COALA LINK WITH PC

  • NUCLEUS 6 PROCESSOR
    Use a Nucleus Programming Shoe to connect a processor to the Nucleus programming POD (See ‘Cochlear’s User Guide’ for detailed instructions). Use a Nucleus Mains Isolation Cable to connect the processor to your PC Audio output.

    Configuration of the connections. The Nucleus Programming POD is connected with its USB cable to the computer. The programming shoe is attached to the speech processor. The Nucleus Mains Isolation Cable connects the processor’s AUX-entry to the audio OUT of the PC.


  • NUCLEUS 7 PROCESSOR
    Coala Link with a Nucleus 7 processor works with both a wired POD and a wireless POD:
    • wired POD
      Use a Nucleus Programming Shoe to connect a processor to the Nucleus programming POD (See ‘Cochlear’s User Guide’ for detailed instructions
    • wireless POD
      Make sure your PC has a Bluetooth connection. Attach Cochlear’s wireless POD together with a charged battery to the processor (See Cochlear’s User Guide for detailed instructions).
      Now take a Mini Mic to stream the sound from your PC to the processor. Pair the Mini Mic with the processor in one of the available channels. For more information about pairing a processor to a Mini Mic, visit the Cochlear support website.
      When opening the Coala Link calibration menu, select the number of this channel in the field Audio Streaming Slot. Connect the Mini Mic to your PC audio output with an AUX-cable (jack cable). Make sure the Mini Mic is set to AUX-mode.
      Do not unplug or disconnect the POD, the (Mini Mic) AUX-cable or the processor during the execution of a test. Doing so may cause loss of data and it may force A§E Coala to recalibrate the system.


RUN A§E WITH COALA LINK

As soon as A§E Coala Link has been properly set up and selected as audiometer (see previous steps), the calibration process will start.

 

While calibrating, a pure tone sound is delivered to the processor, which the patient might hear.


  • NUCLEUS 6 PROCESSOR
    If the sound arrives as too soft in the processor, you will be asked to increase the volume on the sound card. If the soundcard fails, you may try an external USB sound card.
     
  • NUCLEUS 7 PROCESSOR
    If the sound arrives as too soft in the processor, you will be asked to adjust the volume of the Mini Mic.


After successful calibration, select a program. The default program is P4. You can now perform all A§E tests by directly playing the sounds from your PC on the Nucleus speech processor.

             


Make sure to reboot (switch off and on again) the sound processor before starting A§E Coala. You should do this every time you modify the MAPs in the Sound Processor.

Do not unplug or disconnect the POD, the (Mini Mic) AUX cable or the processor during the execution of a test. Doing so may cause loss of data and it may force A§E Coala to recalibrate the system.

Make sure that while playing A§E, no other sounds (music, movie, warnings, email messages, etc.) are being played by other applications. It is recommended to turn off all other applications while executing A§E tests.

  

TALK FORWARD WITH COALA LINK

After calibration and the selection of a map, you can use the talk forward feature to talk to your patient while running a test.

 

The tooltip tells you the different ways of using the talk forward feature.