A Cochlear Implant uses a sound processor that fits behind the ear. It is an electronic device that partly restores hearing which can be an option for people who have severe hearing loss from inner-ear damage and who receive limited benefit from hearing aids
A Cochlear Implant uses a sound processor that fits behind the Ear. It is an electronic device that partly restores hearing which can be an option for people who have severe hearing loss from inner-ear damage and who receive limited benefit from hearing aids. This processor captures sound signals and transmits them to a receiver implanted under the skin behind the ear. The signals arouse the auditory nerve, which then directs them to the brain. The brain interprets those signals as sounds, though these sounds won’t be just like normal hearing. It will take some time and training to learn to interpret the signals received from a cochlear implant. Within a year of use, most of the people with cochlear implants make considerable gains in understanding speech.
If you are experiencing hearing loss and continue to rely heavily on lip reading your health care provider and an audiologist may consider a cochlear implant.
Following conditions are considered to perform a cochlear implant:
Your doctor will conduct a thorough medical evaluation to determine if cochlear implants are a good option for you or not. The evaluation is likely to include:
Your Surgeon will make an incision behind the ear, and form a slight depression in the portion of Skull Bone (Mastoid) where the internal device will rests. The Surgeon will then make a small hole in the cochlea and thread the electrode array of the internal device through this hole. The incision is then stitched and closed so that the internal device is under the skin.
After the treatment you or your child might experience:
Most of the people feel well enough to return home on the day of surgery or the day afterward. You will need to visit the doctor in about a week to your stitches removed. The cochlear implants won’t be turned on (activated) until two to six weeks after the surgery — to give the surgery site time to heal.
Cochlear implantation surgery is generally safe but some risks associated with cochlear implant may include:
Rarely, the risks can include:
|Procedure||Cost in USD||Stay in Hospital||Stay in India||Total Days|
|Cochlear Implant||16000-18000||4 days||20 days||24|