Duration of Treatmentusually takes 2 to 3 hours

Days of Stayusually two days in the hospital and 5 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is a Cochlear implant?

The Cochlear implant is a surgical procedure where an electronic device will be implanted internal part of the ear to provide sound signals to the brain. 

Internal: In the internal part of a cochlear implant includes a receiver under the skin on the mastoid bone and one or more electrode arrays.

External: On external component of a cochlear implant includes a microphone, transmitter, a speech processor and there is a small wire link to the transmitter, which is positioned over the internal part of the device.

Cochlear implant surgery signs include:

  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears),
  • Hearing Loss from otosclerosis
  • Hereditary Loss
  • Acoustic trauma
  • Meningitis
  • Presbycusis

Cochlear implant surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Nerve paralysis
  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia doctors will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of Cochlear implant surgery.

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Cochlear implant surgery takes 2 to 3 hours depending upon the procedures by giving local or general anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision: The ENT surgeon will make an incision behind the ear and make a small hole in the cochlea and thread the electrode array of the internal device placed inside the hole in the mastoid bone.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The ENT surgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions. 

Step 4 –The results: The success rate depends on the patient, surgeon experience and quality of the cochlear implant.  And the best result comes at child age.

The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing. Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery.  The patient must undergo speech therapy to achieve the best outcome for the device. 

 

The success rate depends on the patient, surgeon experience and quality of cochlear implant.  And the best result comes at child age.

  • Are you board-certified ENT surgeon?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform Cochlear implant surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to Cochlear implant surgery?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors of Cochlear implant surgery?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of Cochlear implant surgery?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages after Cochlear implant surgery?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need to go to another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?
  • How much does it cost to get a cochlear implant?
  • How long do cochlear implants last?
  • What are the risks of getting a cochlear implant?
  • What is the recovery time for a cochlear implant?
  • Can you go swimming with a cochlear implant?
  • What is cochlear Meniere's disease?
  • Can I use mobile phones with my audio processor?

 

 

 

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COCHLEAR IMPLANT

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 2 to 3 hours

Days of Stayusually two days in the hospital and 5 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is a Cochlear implant?

The Cochlear implant is a surgical procedure where an electronic device will be implanted internal part of the ear to provide sound signals to the brain. 

Internal: In the internal part of a cochlear implant includes a receiver under the skin on the mastoid bone and one or more electrode arrays.

External: On external component of a cochlear implant includes a microphone, transmitter, a speech processor and there is a small wire link to the transmitter, which is positioned over the internal part of the device.

symptoms

Cochlear implant surgery signs include:

  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears),
  • Hearing Loss from otosclerosis
  • Hereditary Loss
  • Acoustic trauma
  • Meningitis
  • Presbycusis

risk factors

Cochlear implant surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Nerve paralysis

preparation

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

procedure

Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia doctors will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of Cochlear implant surgery.

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Cochlear implant surgery takes 2 to 3 hours depending upon the procedures by giving local or general anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision: The ENT surgeon will make an incision behind the ear and make a small hole in the cochlea and thread the electrode array of the internal device placed inside the hole in the mastoid bone.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The ENT surgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions. 

Step 4 –The results: The success rate depends on the patient, surgeon experience and quality of the cochlear implant.  And the best result comes at child age.

post procedure

The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing. Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery.  The patient must undergo speech therapy to achieve the best outcome for the device. 

 

success rate

The success rate depends on the patient, surgeon experience and quality of cochlear implant.  And the best result comes at child age.

faqs from doctor

  • Are you board-certified ENT surgeon?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform Cochlear implant surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to Cochlear implant surgery?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors of Cochlear implant surgery?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of Cochlear implant surgery?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages after Cochlear implant surgery?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need to go to another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?
  • How much does it cost to get a cochlear implant?
  • How long do cochlear implants last?
  • What are the risks of getting a cochlear implant?
  • What is the recovery time for a cochlear implant?
  • Can you go swimming with a cochlear implant?
  • What is cochlear Meniere's disease?
  • Can I use mobile phones with my audio processor?

 

 

 

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