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What is Cochlear Implants?
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that partially restores hearing. It can be an option for people who have severe hearing loss from inner-ear damage who are no longer helped by using hearing aids. Unlike hearing aids, which amplify sound, a cochlear implant bypasses damaged portions of the ear to deliver sound signals to the hearing (auditory) nerve. Cochlear implants use a sound processor that fits behind the ear. The processor captures sound signals and sends them to a receiver implanted under the skin behind the ear. The receiver sends the signals to electrodes implanted in the snail-shaped inner ear (cochlea). The signals stimulate the auditory nerve, which then directs them to the brain. The brain interprets those signals as sounds, though these sounds won't be just like normal hearing. It takes time and training to learn to interpret the signals received from a cochlear implant. Within a year of use, most people with cochlear implants make considerable gains in understanding speech.
Reasons of Cochlear Implant
Cochlear implants may be placed in one ear (unilateral) or both ears (bilateral). Cochlear implants in both ears have started to be used more often to treat bilateral severe hearing loss particularly for infants and children who are learning to speak and process language.
Adults and children who are as young as six to 12 months old can benefit from cochlear implants. People who have cochlear implants report improved:
Ability to hear speech without needing visual cues such as reading lips
Recognition of normal, everyday environmental sounds
Ability to listen in a noisy environment
Ability to find where sounds are coming from
Ability to hear television programs, music and telephone conversations
To be eligible for a cochlear implant, you must have:
Hearing loss that is so severe it interrupts spoken communication
No medical conditions or factors that increase the risks associated with cochlear implants
High motivation to participate in hearing rehabilitation and be part of the hearing world
Risks associated with Cochlear Implant
Risks of cochlear implantation can include:
Loss of residual hearing. Implantation of the device can cause a loss of any remaining, unclear, natural hearing in the implanted ear in some people.
Inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) after cochlear implant surgery. Vaccinations to reduce the risk of meningitis are generally given to adults and children before implantation.
Failure of device. Surgery may sometimes be needed to repair or replace a faulty internal device.
Complications are rare and can include:
Infection at the surgery site
New or worsened ear noise (tinnitus)
Spinal fluid leak
Preparation for Surgery
Cochlear implant surgery is done under general anesthesia. This means you or your child will be in a sleep-like state during the procedure.
You need to:
Stop taking certain medications or supplements for a certain amount of time
Avoid eating or drinking for a certain amount of time
A doctor will conduct an evaluation that may include:
Ordering tests of hearing, speech and sometimes balance
Performing a physical examination to assess your inner ear's health
Ordering MRI or CT imaging tests of the skull to assess the condition of the cochlea and inner ear structure
Ordering mental health (psychological) testing in select cases to determine your ability to learn to use cochlear implants
During the procedure
Your surgeon will make a cut (incision) behind your ear, and form a small hole in the portion of skull bone (mastoid) where the internal device rests. Your surgeon will then create a small opening in the cochlea in order to thread the electrode of the internal device. The skin incision is stitched closed so that the internal device is under your skin.
After the procedure
You or your child might experience:
Pressure or discomfort over the implanted ear or ears
Dizziness or nausea
Most people feel well enough to return home the day of surgery or the next day. An audiologist won't turn on (activate) the cochlear implants for about two to six weeks after your surgery — to give the surgery site time to heal.
Rehabilitation involves training your brain to understand sounds heard through the cochlear implant. Speech and everyday environmental noises will sound different from what you remember. Your brain needs time to recognize what these sounds mean. This process is ongoing and is best achieved by wearing the speech processor continuously during waking hours.
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A cochlear implant is very different from a hearing aid. Hearing aids amplify sounds so they may be detected by damaged ears. Cochlear implants bypass damaged portions of the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve.
Cochlear implants allow deaf people to receive and process sounds and speech. However, these devices do not restore normal hearing. They are tools that allow sound and speech to be processed and sent to the brain. A cochlear implant is not right for everyone.
Hearing aids amplify acoustic sound generally and/or by specific frequencies. A cochlear implant device allows you to hear in a different way. It translates acoustic sound into electrical signals. It sends the signals directly to the hearing nerve and then on to the brain.
Cochlear implant candidates meet the following criteria: Have inner ear hearing loss. Have trouble understanding speech even with properly fit hearing aids. Are motivated and have a support system that can help them or loved one understand sounds and speech.
Children 12-24 months old need to have profound sensor neural hearing loss. Children 2-17 years old need to have severe to profound sensor neural hearing loss. Individuals 18+ should have moderate to profound sensor neural hearing loss.
Most individuals note a significant growth in their awareness of sounds within days after their cochlear implant is turned on, which is about four to six weeks after surgery. Speech understanding improves more gradually, with most individuals experiencing the largest improvement within the first six months.
Communication between the two ears is possible with the use of a hearing aid and cochlear implant, as evidence shows that using a cochlear implant and hearing aid together can help improve the ability to locate a sound.
The implant may make a small bump under the skin behind your ear. Your hair may cover the scar, the bump, and the device worn outside your ear. You may have mild to moderate pain in and around your ear and have a headache for a few days. You may have some popping or clicking in your ear and feel dizzy.
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