“From Eternal Silence to world ofÂ Sound-AUM”
Cochlear Implant Centre in Jubilee Hospital-A dream for the future
Cochlear implantation is a surgical procedure, which can assist children and adults with significant sensorineural (permanent) hearing loss who cannot obtain benefit from conventional hearing aids.
Cochlear implant consists of
1. The internal implant: this part consists of an electronic package and magnet that is placed in the temporal bone after doing a mastoidectomy and an electrode array that is placed inside the cochlea.
2. The external part: this consists of a microphone, cables, coil and a speech processor.
Patient selection criteria
Children Prelingual totally deaf and profound deaf and post lingual crossovers (age from one year onward)
Adults-post lingual crossovers (who have been using hearing aid)
CI Team-Staff Pattern
1. Team of ENT surgeons
3-Speech Therapist/Teacher of the deaf
4. Child Development Pediatrician
7-Experienced Staff nurses
Cost of Implant (imported)
Rs 5-6 Lakhs (approx)
*Indigenous cochlear implant research is ongoing (MORD) under the guidance of Mr. Abdul Kalam; soon it may be produced in India at a cost of 1-2 Lakhs only. Hopefully it will change lot of people\’s life.
Rs 11-12 Lakhs per patient (Cost of implant +Hospital charges)
1-For patients who can afford
2-For patients who need financial help- we will approach charitable organization and celebrities.
3-Find patients from abroad-Gulf and Mali and other countries (Medical tourism)
To give hearing for a totally deaf person is something wonderful.
Helping some one to hear is like giving sight to the blindâ€¦
“From Eternal Silence to world of Sound-AUM”