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Cochlear Implant in Middle East

Hospitals and medical centers in Middle East performing Cochlear Implant.

Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.

10 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Avner Yaniv

ENT and Surgery of Head and Neck, ENT Children

Dr. Baker Gideon

ENT and Surgery of Head and Neck

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Anadolu Medical Center, Turkey

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

Listed ENT specialist:

Dr. Sertaç Yetişer MD

Otorhinolaryngology

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Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

14 listed ENT specialists:

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Prof. Dr. Mustafa Bülent Şerbetçioğlu

ENT and Audiology Specialist

Prof. Dr. Celil Uslu

ENT, Head and Neck Surgery Specialist

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Avcilar Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

** Prices here are average prices and depend on patients' medical conditions. For cases requiring longer hospitalisation, extra days will be priced separately.

3 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Burhan Kocamal

ENT (Ear Nose & Throat) Specialist

Prof. Dr. Hakan Göçmen

ENT (Ear Nose & Throat) Specialist

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Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

Listed ENT specialist:

Prof. Dr. İsmet Aslan

Otolaryngologist

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Kadikoy Florence Nightingale Hospital

Kadıköy Florence Nightingale Hospital provides services in all specialties with its inpatient and outpatient, diagnosis, treatment and emergency service facilities and fully-equipped polyclinics.

6 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Ahmet Bozkurt

Ear, Nose & Throat

Dr. Emre Altug Yucel

- Cochlear Implantation
- Push-Neck Surgery
- Otology

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Herzliya Medical Center

A private hospital located on the shorelines of Herzliya, just off Tel Aviv, offering healthcare services to both local and foreign patients. The hospital is affiliated with over 500 Israeli physicians, many of whom hold high level positions at public hospitals.

31 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Berko Me

Ear, Nose and Throat

Prof. Finkelstein Yehuda

Ear, Nose and Throat

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Istanbul Memorial Hospital

Was the first hospital in Turkey to receive the JCI accreditation. It is also a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

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Florence Nightingale Istanbul Hospital

Şişli Florence Nightingale Hospital is one of the few leading health care institutions, which combines state-of-the-art medical technologies with a large and experienced team and the excellent service approach adopted in all of its operations.

4 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Tugce Turker Botanlioglu

Ear, Nose & Throat

Dr. Gaffar Aslan

Ear, Nose & Throat

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Cochlear Implant

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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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