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Cochlear Implant

World class operating infrastructure, excellent professionals, along with Dr Prahlada N B's 25+ years experience.

Implant Surgery

Cochlear Implant Surgery at Karnatak ENT Hospital and Research Center (R).

Cochlear Implant Surgery facility is available at Karnatak ENT Hospital and Research Center(R), Chitradurga. A cochlear implant(CI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing.Cochlear implants are often referred to as a bionic ear.

Cochlear implants may help provide hearing in patients that are deaf due to damage to sensory hair cells in their cochlea. In those patients, they can often enable sufficient hearing to allow better understanding of speech. The quality of sound is different from natural hearing, with less sound information being received and processed by the brain. However, many patients are able to hear and understand speech and environmental sounds. Newer devices and processing strategies allow recipients to hear better in noise, enjoy music, and even use their implant processors while swimming.

As of December 2010, approximately 219,000 people worldwide have received cochlear implants; in the U.S., roughly 42,600 adults and 28,400 children are recipients.The vast majority are in developed countries due to the high cost of the device, surgery and post-implantation therapy. A small but growing segment of recipients have bilateral implants (one implant in each cochlea).

Also Karnataka ENT Hospital and Research Center (R), is one of the supporting partner hospital for Basaveshwara Charitable Cochlear Implant Program - To bring Complete Cochlear Implantation and Rehabilitation Process at an  affordable price to poor and needy patients of the country - India. Please contact us for a detailed information about Cochlear Implant.

Our Infrastructure

Our World-Class Surgical Infrastructure for Cochlear Implant Surgeries

  • Karl Storz Unipolar and Bipolar Cautery.
  • Carl Zeiss Movena Microscope with Varioscope and Xenon light source.
  • Midas Rex, Kavo and Marathon Drill systems.
  • Nicholai facial nerve monitor.