Department of

ENT- Cochlear Implant

Department of

ENT- Cochlear Implant

Cochlear Implant

Enables a lot of people to hear conversation in person or on the phone, interpret other noises in the environment, and recognise warning signals.

Both a surgical procedure and extensive therapy are needed to learn or relearn how to hear when using a cochlear implant. With this tool, not everyone performs at the same level. It is best to consult with medical experts before deciding to get an implant, especially a skilled cochlear implant surgeon. Cochlear implants may not be for everyone for a variety of personal reasons. Although difficulties are a possibility with surgical implantations, just like with any type of surgery, they are generally always safe. Learning to understand the noises produced by an implant is another factor. This procedure needs time and repetition.

Why this implant?

When hearing aids are no longer helpful for someone with severe hearing loss, cochlear implants can help them hear better. Their quality of life and ability to communicate can be enhanced through cochlear implants.

Both ears or one ear (unilateral) can receive cochlear implants (bilateral). Adults frequently start off with one hearing aid and one cochlear implant. As the hearing loss in the hearing aid ear worsens, adults could eventually settle on two cochlear implants. In newborns and young children who are developing language skills and who have bilateral severe hearing loss, cochlear implants are frequently implanted in both ears at the same time.

Children as young as 6 to 12 months old and adults of any age can get these implants

Cochlear implant recipients claim improvements in:

  • The capacity to hear speech without relying on visual signals like lipreading.
  • Recognizing common environmental noises.
  • Being able to hear in a busy setting.
  • Being able to locate the source of sounds.
  • Being able to hear music, television shows, and phone conversations.
  • Tinnitus signs, such as ringing or buzzing, in the implanted ear.

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