Cochlear Implant in India

Hospitals and medical centers in India performing Cochlear Implant.

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Hospitals and clinics offering Cochlear Implant in India

Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar Contact Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar
Private Hospital, Gurgaon, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
A modern 100 bed hospital opened in 2008, located in Gurgaon, outside of New Delhi.The hospital is a part of the Columbia Asia Group, which has an international patients office able to assist foreign patients with all aspects of medical travel.
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Cochlear Implantupon request
Columbia Asia Referral Hospital Contact Columbia Asia Referral Hospital
Private Hospital, Bangalore, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
A 200-bed facility located at Gateway Center in Northwest Bangalore. The hospital opened in 2008 and provides comprehensive tertiary-level services, such as cardiac operations, orthopedics and neuroscience, as well as secondary-level medical care.
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Cochlear Implantupon request
Listed ENT specialists:
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Dr. Smitha T N
Consultant Anesthesiology
Nova Medical Center Koramangala Contact Nova Medical Center Koramangala
Medical Center, Bangalore, India
Part of the Nova Medical Centers group, the center offers over 700 different procedures, with a specialty in general surgery, gynecology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, radiology, pediatrics, urology, and ophthalmology.
Prices
Cochlear Implantupon request
Nova Medical Center Kailash Colony Contact Nova Medical Center Kailash Colony
Medical Center, New Delhi, India
A modern surgery center, opened in 2010, specializing in elective surgeries. Medical procedures carriedout at the center include general surgery, urology, pediatrics, orthopedics, oncology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, ophthalmology, pain management.
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Cochlear Implantupon request
Global Hospitals Chennai Contact Global Hospitals Chennai
Private Hospital, Chennai, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
The flagship hospital of the Global Hospitals Group, which operates eight hospitals throughout India. The modern 500 bed hospital was opened in 2009, and offers advanced medical and surgical treatment, including organ transplantation, cardiac surgey and neurosurgy.
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Cochlear Implantupon request
Apollo Hospitals Bangalore Contact Apollo Hospitals Bangalore
Private Hospital, Bangalore, India
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
Apollo Bangalore is a modern, JCI accredited, multi-specialty hospital, capable of treating the most complex medical cases, including neurosurgy, bone marrow transplants, oncology and cardiac surgery. Apollo provides a full range of services for foreign patients.
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Cochlear Implantupon request
3 listed ENT specialists:view all >
Dr. Honey Ashok
Dr. Honey Ashok
Head of Department of ENT
Sevenhills Hospital Contact Sevenhills Hospital
Private Hospital, Mumbai, India
Prices
Cochlear Implantupon request
Listed ENT specialists:
Dr. Ashwini Kumar Mehta
Dr. Ashwini Kumar Mehta
Consultant in ENT
Dr. Sangeet Poddar
Dr. Sangeet Poddar
Consultant in ENT
Moolchand Medcity Contact Moolchand Medcity
Trust Hospital, New Delhi, India
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
Trust based hospital that treats around 7,000 international patients a year. India's first JCI and comprehensive NABH accredited hospital.
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Cochlear Implantupon request
4 listed ENT specialists:view all >
Dr. R K Arora
Dr. R K Arora
Ear, Nose and Throat
Dr. B B Khatri
Dr. B B Khatri
Ear, Nose and Throat
Fortis Vasant Kunj Contact Fortis Vasant Kunj
Private Hospital, New Delhi, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital is a Centre of Excellence for Cardiac Sciences, Renal Sciences, Diabetology, Pulmonology and Thoracic Sciences and a specialty center for Joint Replacement, Genito-urinary, Cosmetic Surgery and Dental care.
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Cochlear Implantupon request
Apollo Gleneagles Hospital Contact Apollo Gleneagles Hospital
Private Hospital, Kolkata, India
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
The Apollo Gleneagles Hospital is a medical institution in Kolkata, India. It is an affiliate of Apollo Hospitals, the largest private hospital group in Asia. It provides medical services to both local and international patients.
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Cochlear Implantupon request
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About Cochlear Implant

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is a Cochlear Implant?
A cochlear implant is an intricate, medical electronic device that is surgically implanted behind the ear to treat hearing loss. A cochlear implant improves hearing by representing sounds better. Patients may not get back normal hearing but they will be able to hear sounds more clearly and will have an improved understanding of speech in environments filled with noise.

How does the Cochlear Implant work?
A cochlear implant consists of internal parts that are implanted beneath the skin and external parts that are worn by the patient. The external part has a speech processor that helps in creating the sensation of sound. The external microphone and processor gathers the sounds in the environment and converts them into electrical impulses.

The cochlear implant sends impulses to the auditory nerve that transmits the signals to the brain. It can bypass the nonfunctional portions of the ear and provide a direct stimulation to the auditory nerve. These signals are then transmitted by the auditory nerve to the brain that perceives the signals as sound.

A cochlear implant does not increase the volume of sound like a hearing aid but it boosts the nervous reaction to sound.

How is the Cochlear Implant surgery performed?
  • The area behind the ear is shaved and sterilized.
  • A two to three inch incision is made. This leads to the opening in the mastoid bone and into the middle ear.
  • The receiver-stimulator part of the cochlear implant is place on a depression that is made on the bone.
  • The device is kept in place with an enduring suture.
  • Through the opening in the mastoid bone, another opening is created in the cochlea to implant the electrodes.
  • The electrode is carefully and very slowly placed through this opening. The structure of electrode is designed to arrange the electrodes very close to the ganglion cells to allow the electrical signals.
  • When the device is fitted in place, it is tested and the incision is closed with absorbable sutures.

How to prepare for the Cochlear Implant procedure?
The patient may need to go through certain medical tests such as:
  • Thorough examination of the ear
  • Audiogram
  • Hearing aid evaluation
  • Physical examination
  • General anesthesia preparation
  • Psychological test to determine if the patient can deal with the implant


Duration of procedure/surgery:
Approximately 2 hours.
It may take longer for younger children due to the small size of their middle ear structures.

Days admitted:
For adult and adolescent patients, the cochlear implant surgery is conducted as an outpatient procedure.
Children, however, may require a one-night-stay at the hospital.

Anesthesia:
General anesthesia

Recovery:
- A bandage around the head needs to be worn during sleep for some time after the surgery.
- The external parts are fitted about one month after surgery when the surgery site has healed. The device is then turned on and mapped, which involves adjusting the speech processor and fixing the stimulation level for each electrode.
- The patient needs to be trained in interpreting sounds that are heard through the cochlear implant for many day or even years.
- Some patients may experience sound sensations that are mechanical or synthetic for a few weeks.

Risks:
- Damage to the nerves that causes facial paralysis and taste disturbance
- Dizziness and balance related problems
- Leakage of cerebrospinal fluid
- Tinnitus
- Loss of residual hearing
- Failure of the device to work
- Infection
- Meningitis

After care:
- Patients who require an MRI may need to remove the magnet in the cochlear implant.
- Care should be taken not to get the external cochlear implants wet. They should be removed before showering, bathing or swimming.
- If the device fails, surgery is required to solve the problem.

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