Cochlear Implant Information.
Beyond a Hearing aid:
How Cochlear Implant Enables Hearing.
The hearing nerve retains responsiveness to electrical currents even when hearing loss is severe in many cases. That means that excitation of the hearing nerve through electrical currents is possible, that is where a cochlear implant works and gives you near normal hearing.
How Cochlear Implant Change Lives
Lives of thousands of people with hearing loss have been changed because they have gained their hearing thorough cochlear implants.The cochlear implant enables an implantee near normal hearing enable them to interact with other people normally, opening up great opportunities in their life to lead normal life as others.
It is more worthwhile for the national government to provide all infrastructure and facilities for cochlear implant operations as it reduces the economic burden to the families as a whole to the country to maintain the hearing disability patients.
Solution For You Or Your Loved Ones
Cochlear implant is the hope for you and Your Loved One with Hearing Loss.
Many people including doctors are not aware of benefits of cochlear implantation. Cochlear implant when done in early child hood, children will develop as normal as other children. Thousands of hearing impaired children who require a cochlear implant have not been implanted with cochlear implant without realising that it would change their lives for ever.
Every child or adult who are profoundly hearing impaired on both ears should have been given the option of cochlear implant. Prevent your loved ones sentenced to a world of lip reading, hearing aids and half understood conversations. Now you and your oved ones are having one of the greatest finding in the science and technology field of 20th century available at MicroCare ENT Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad, India. You and your loved ones both regain confidence of enjoying the music, joy and laughter of life.
Treatment without side effects
Build your immunity, live free of allergies
Family receives the gift of hearing.
Not Treating Hearing loss.
The statistics of hearing loss are alarming. Hearing loss has a number of contributing factors including age, genetics, noise exposure and chronic disease (e.g. diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and heart disease).
Many of causes of hearing loss are preventable or can be reduced to minimum. Many of effects of hearing loss can now be managed with hearing aids or cochlear implants.
Impact of Hearing Loss:
Hearing loss has also been linked to feelings of depression, anxiety, frustration, social isolation, and fatigue.
Who Needs Treatment?
Cochlear implantation is done in those who Have profound hearing loss in both ears Get little or no benefit through the use of hearing aids are healthy and any medical conditions would not compromise surgery.
Have support from a cochlear implant program that will emphasize on the auditory verbal therapy.
Am i a Candidate For Cochlear Implant?
Both children and adults can undergo cochlear implantation. Approved criterial usually changes with the time thanks to the ongoing research and developments to include more and more candidates. Cochlear implant candidacy is usually determined on a case-by-case basis after evaluation of that particular candidate.
Audiology department at MicroCare ENT Hospital and Research Institute is fully equipped with all advanced audiological equipment.
Cochleo Vestibular Lab.
Cochlear implant services offered by Department of Audiology at MicroCare
- Selecting candidates for cochlear implants
- Complete evaluation by ENT surgeon
- Cochlear Implant Surgery
- Post-surgery implant switch-on
- Troubleshooting of cochlear implants
- Counselling regarding use, care and maintenance of device
- Auditory Verbal Therapy for Listening training
- Evaluation and treatment by allied professionals
- Providing certificates for cochlear implant candidates
Auditory Verbal Therapy(AVT).
What is Auditory Verbal Therapy(AVT)?
Auditory Verbal Therapy (AVT) is a specialized type of speech therapy designed to train a child to listen through the hearing aid or a cochlear implant for understanding speech and training to learn speech.
The child is taught to develop hearing as an active special sense so that listening becomes automatic and learns to seek out sounds in life so that hearing and active listening become an integral part of communication.
Care and Maintenance.
MicroCare Cochlear Implant Super specialty clinic provides all cochlear implantees the special care required to keep the cochlear implant fully functional and give best function out of it.
- Inspect the skin around your cochlear implant abutment every day. If any irritation, soreness, redness or swelling occurs, contact us at MicroCare Cochlear Implant clinic for advice and potential treatment.
- Numbness around the abutment is common during post-operative period. Don’t be afraid of it, this may go away over time.
- Make sure no hair is caught around it, when checking your abutment.
- If your implant should become loose for any reason contact your clinic.
- If you have two cochlear implants, you should use two soft cleaning brushes, one for each implant.
- Only soft cleaning brushes supplied by the company should be used. All soft cleaning brushes should be replaced every three months.