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Functional Listening Index – Paediatric (FLI-P®) – Conditions of Use

The Functional Listening Index for Paediatric (FLI-P®) has been designed to assist the tracking and monitoring of a child’s listening skills in everyday situations. It has been developed for parents, caregivers and health professionals to use with children from birth through to 6 years of age. It is based on clinical research conducted by the HEARing CRC and The Shepherd Centre since 2013.

Use of the Functional Listening Index-Paediatric must be in line with the Conditions of Use (see below).

Conditions of Use for the Functional Listening Index – FLI™

The Shepherd Centreand the HEARing CRC(referred to after this as ‘we’ or ‘us’) have developed the Functional Listening Index assessment tools (which includes the Functional Listening Index-Paediatric; abbreviated as FLI™ and FLI-P®; referred to after this as ‘the tools’) to assist health professionals and families (referred to after this as ‘you’), who want to assess the listening skills of children. The intellectual property (copyright) contained in these tools is jointly owned by these parties.

Cochlear(the cochlear implant manufacturer) is supporting the development of these tools.

We provide you with a restricted license to use these tools subject to all of the following conditions:

  1. You accept that any use is at your own risk, without any warranty being provided by us or any liability accepted by us, as further described below.
  2. You may not reproduce these tools if you are a Cochlear competitor, as defined below.
  3. You accept that the intellectual property in these tools is owned by us and that your use of these tools does not provide you with any ownership or rights to these tools or to any derivatives of them.
  4. You will use the tools as written and not vary the text or the construction of the tools.
  5. You may not use these tools commercially unless you have our explicit permission in writing.
  6. If you make public data that is generated through the use of the tools you will appropriately acknowledge the FLI-P® on all materials, publications or presentations including that data.

No variation to these conditions is allowed without written permission. Any questions you have on the conditions for use of these tools should be sent to [email protected]

These tools have been developed based on professional experience with children with hearing loss and the development of their listening skills. Concurrent and convergent validation studies has been demonstrated against other measures and that it identifies the expected differences between groups of children with hearing loss. It has been shown to have predictive validity of children’s later language scores and found to be valuable in clinical management for children with hearing loss.

This is not a medical, nor diagnostic tool. It is not overseen by a health care regulator, nor assessed or approved by one. It does not provide health care advice.

We do not provide any warranty as to the suitability of these tools for any individual child nor the value of their use. Although it can provide information it cannot be used as a diagnostic for hearing loss or language development delays or disorders.

This tool will be modified as further research and experience develops in its use but we do not commit to continue to providing this tool or updates in its current form. Any use of these tools or incorporation into the clinical management of children is solely at your discretion. If you decide to use this tool you accept that this is done at your own risk and that we are not responsible for any consequences of that use, to the full extent allowed by law.

A Cochlear competitor is defined as:

  1. Any person, firm, corporation, partnership, joint venture, association or government agency that is engaged in (or has ownership or control of) any enterprise or business activity which competes directly with any business of Cochlear or of any Cochlear subsidiary; and
  2. Any manufacturer or distributor of remedial hearing devices, which include but are not limited to auditory brainstem implants, cochlear implants, bone conduction devices or middle ear devices.

The Shepherd Centre (ABN 61000699927), of 146 Burren St, Newtown NSW 20142, Australia
2 The HEARing CRC Limited (ABN 94123522725) of 550 Swanston St, Carlton Victoria 3053, Australia
Cochlear Limited (ABN 96002618073) of 1 University Avenue, Macquarie University NSW 2109, Australia