Cochlear Implant at best of Hospitals and Wellness centres

Overview

A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that electrically stimulates the cochlear nerve (nerve for hearing). The implant has external and internal parts. The external part sits behind the ear. It picks up sounds with a microphone. It then processes the sound and transmits it to the internal part of the implant. The internal part is placed under the skin behind the ear during an outpatient surgery.


A thin wire and small electrodes lead to the cochlea, which is part of the inner ear. The wire sends signals to the cochlear nerve, which sends sound information to the brain to produce a hearing sensation. Although normal hearing is not restored, with appropriate therapy and practice, the improved hearing experience can mean an increased awareness of sounds in the environment, as well as better communication through easier lip reading and listening.


Procedure

The surgery lasts two to four hours. You are given medication (general anesthesia) to make you sleep during the procedure. The surgeon makes a cut behind the ear and then opens the mastoid bone. The surgeon identifies the facial nerves and creates an opening between them to access the cochlea, which is then opened. He or she inserts the implant electrodes into the cochlea. The surgeon places an electronic device called the receiver under the skin behind the ear, securing it to the skull in this area.

The incisions are then closed, and you will be moved into the recovery area and watched closely. You will be discharged after at least two hours of observation.


Results of cochlear implant surgery vary from person to person. Factors that can affect the outcomes of cochlear implantation include the age when hearing was lost, and the length of time between hearing loss and the cochlear implant surgery.


For children, the best results generally occur with getting a cochlear implant at a young age. For adults, the best results are generally associated with a shorter period of profound hearing loss before cochlear implantation. Adults with little or no experience with sound tend to benefit less from cochlear implants.


Results

Clearer hearing. Many people who meet the hearing criteria for cochlear implantation may eventually get clearer hearing with using the device.


Improved tinnitus. Although ear noise (tinnitus) isn't a primary reason to receive a cochlear implant, the cochlear implant may partially suppress or improve the severity of

tinnitus during use. It can rarely worsen tinnitus severity.


Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai

S V Road, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400056

Brief about Hospital

  • 350 bed facility
  • 55 speciality departments
  • 350 consultants, 100 resident doctors, 475 nursing staff and 1500 employees.

Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), Gurgaon

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Sector - 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre Gurgaon, Haryana - 122002

Brief about Hospital

  • Set on a spacious 11-acre campus with 1000 beds
  • Accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)
  • Multi-super-speciality, quaternary care hospital with an enviable international faculty & reputed clinicians

Manipal Hospital Bangalore

Old Airport Road, Kodihalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017

Brief about Hospital

  • 600 bed quaternary care hospital
  • Modern technology for quality healthcare
  • 60 specialties under one roof

Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala

Kuttisahib Road, Near P.O, Cheranelloor, Kothad Bridge, South Chittoor, Kerala 682027 Kochi, India

Brief about Hospital

  • 670-bed multispeciality hospital, JCI and NABH accredited.
  • 8 centers of excellence.
  • Has facility for Minimal Access Robotic Surgery (MARS) using da Vinci Surgical System.

Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai

439, Cheran Nagar, Perumbakkam, Cheran Nagar, Perumbakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600100

Brief about Hospital

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  • Expertise in Multi-Organ Transplants- lungs, kidney, heart & liver
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