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Cochlear Implant Surgery

Cochlear Implant Surgery
  • Hearing loss can not only be traumatic for a person but also his/her loved ones.
  • There are multiple causes for hearing disability which may include complications at birth, genetic disorders, chronic ear infections, and exposure to excessive noise, ageing or any infectious disease.
  • BLK ENT Department offers Cochlear Implant surgery which helps in providing sense of sounds to a person with total or partial hear loss.

What is Cochlear Implant?

  • Cochlear Implant is an electronic device which is placed behind the ear.
  • It is quite helpful in creating a sense of sound with sound processor which are present on the outside of the skin, even though the device do not retain or create 100% hearing.
  • By picking up sound from the microphone it sends electric signals to the brain by stimulating the cochlear nerve and creating a sense of sound.

What is the procedure to implant the Cochlear device?

  • The cochlear device is surgically implanted behind the ear of a patient and is conducted under general anaesthesia.
  • The surgery is an open surgery wherein the cochlear implant bypasses the normal hearing process.

How does a doctor ascertain if a patient requires Cochlear Implant?

  • A team of doctor conducts multiple tests before suggesting a surgery for Cochlear implants.
  • The surgery is usually conducted on children who are born with hearing disability or face hearing loss due to some ailment/accident.

What kind of Post-Op care is required?

A lot of care is required post the surgery as hearing is a new development for patients with total hear loss. Therapy from Speech-language pathologists and audiologists is required for the learning process.

What are the risks involved?

There is a risk of developing infections like mastoiditis, otitis. There is also a risk of shifting of the implanted device in certain cases. Damage to facial nerve is also one of the risks.





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