Cochlear implants are prosthetic hearing devices that help restore hearing partially in people with sensorineural hearing loss. There are external and internal units of this implant. The internal component is placed inside the ear surgically under general anesthesia. These implants bypass the defective parts of the ear and carry sounds from the external environment to stimulate the auditory nerve in signaling the brain.
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Query: Hi doctor, My niece is 4 years old now. A year back we realized that she was not catching up how to speak and consulted an ENT doctor. Doctor performed few tests like BERA, OAE and hearing assessment. Then he confirmed that my niece is suffering from profound hearing loss. Doctor suggested hearing a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) clearly explains about the problems. I clearly understand your concern and worries. You are worried about the cosmetic appearance but you are missing about the importance of normal speech and hearing in life. Already ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My father has been suffering from hearing loss due to Amikacin injection. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before confirming the cause of hearing loss, it is important to rule out other potential causes. It would be helpful to know how many doses of aminoglycosides your father has taken and the severity of his hearing loss. Does he experience any tinnitus or reeling sensati... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am writing regarding the newborn screening of my baby. He was prematurely born at 29 weeks and spent 40 days in NICU. During his stay, we tested his hearing via the OAE method. At first, both the ears did not respond, and in the second screening, the left ear was perfect. But, there ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the files (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The BERA (brainstem evoked response audiometry) report shows a profound hearing loss in the right ear. OAE (otoacoustic emissions) shows an absence of OAE in the right which means the inner ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My niece is 15 months old, and we found that she was not reacting to sound. So, we consulted a doctor, who confirmed in the report that she has profound hearing loss in both ears. The doctor suggested cochlear implant, and we decided that we will go for the cochlear implant. But, the p... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bilateral cochlear implant at the age of 15 months is not at all a good idea. The kid is too small, and size of the internal ear, including cochlea, will increase as the kid grows. So, go for unilateral first. Yes, the scar will be there, but you can opt for aestheti... Read Full »