Cochlear Implant (CI) surgery in Iran
Cochlear implant (CI) surgery is one of the services of iranMedtour, which is provided by the best surgeons, along with accommodation, translator, companion nurse, and city tour at an affordable price in Iran.
What is Cochlear implant?
A cochlear implant (CI) is a surgically implanted neuroprosthetic device that provides a sense of sound to a person with moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss. Cochlear implants bypass the normal acoustic hearing process, instead of replacing it with electric hearing. Namely, the sound sensation comes from the sound that is converted to electric signals which directly stimulate the auditory nerve. The brain adapts to the new mode of hearing and eventually can interpret the electric signals as sound and speech. Unlike hearing aids that amplify sound, a cochlear implant bypasses damaged portions of the ear to deliver sound signals to the hearing nerve.
Cochlear Implant Surgery
This video explains Cochlear Implants. Why a patient might need them and how the implants work!
Beyond a Hearing Aid
Imagine what life would be like if you lost your hearing. No music, no sounds of nature, no listening to the voices of your loved ones. But some people with profound hearing loss do have options. Cochlear implants, in the right patients, offer the chance to hear again.
Who is the candidate for dong Cochlear implant?
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that partially restores hearing. It can be an option for people who have severe hearing loss from inner-ear damage and who receive limited benefits from hearing aids.
Why Cochlear implant surgery is done?
Cochlear implants can make your communication easier and improve the quality of life for people with severe hearing loss who receive little benefit from hearing aids. Increasingly, cochlear implants in both ears are accepted as standard care for the treatment of severe hearing loss particularly for infants and children who are learning to speak and to process language. Adults and children who lost hearing after learning to speak can also benefit from cochlear implants.
What can you expect before CI surgery?
Primary care that doctors perform for these patients includes ear, nose, and throat tests to approve that the cochlear implants are right for the patients. These tests include an examination of the external, middle, and inner ear for signs of infection or abnormality, various tests of hearing, such as an audiogram or evaluation of hearing aids, exams to evaluate middle and inner ear structures by CT scan.
Cochlear implantation is done under general anesthesia, which means patients will be asleep during the procedure. So, the doctor will ask you to temporarily stop taking certain medications or supplements. Your doctor will give you specific instructions to help you be prepared for Cochlear implant surgery.
What can you expect after?
The cochlear implants won’t be activated until two to six weeks after surgery because the surgery site must be healed before cochlear implants activation. The brain needs time to recognize what these sounds mean.
How expensive are cochlear implants in Iran and other countries?
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