These are the steps taken to fully and successfully execute a cochlear implant
Surgery is required to implant
the internal components. The receiver / stimulator assembly is placed on the
temporal bone and the electrodes are inserted into the cochlea, which in turn
directly stimulates the hearing nerve. The implantation procedure usually takes
about one and half to two hours.
Switch on and Mapping
After the incision is healed, the
programming of the speech processor will be carried out and the external parts
of the implant will be hooked up and switch on the implant will takes place. The
patient will begin to hear then.
Auditory Verbal Therapy
Children who are not exposed to
the hearing world must undergo extensive exercises to improve their speech,
language and hearing skills.
Progress of the relationship between the device
and user is entirely dependent on the work that goes into it. The more one
practices, the better they hear. As you go about your day and listen to the
sounds around you, you are training yourself to hear with your cochlear
implant. You can help the process along with training and rehabilitative
exercises. Early diagnosis of hearing loss is essential to identify the
children born and to fit them with cochlear implants to prevent speech and
language delay. Younger children often make great progress working with
auditory verbal therapists and other
hearing professionals trained to help develop listening skills.
the same time children and adults who have developed speech and lost hearing at
later stage in life due to various causes are also the best beneficiaries of
cochlear implant surgery to restore their hearing quickly and to return to