Cochlear implantation and its features

This operation enables you to restore the ability to hear those patients who suffer the most severe forms of hearing loss. It was first held more than 30 years ago. Since then the principle has not changed, however, cochlear implantation has become more reliable and faster. Its implementation is from 1 to 1.5 hours if patient does not have concomitant diseases of the middle ear or aggravating anatomical features.

This operation includes the following steps:

Because the surgery is performed under General anesthesia, the patient is not experiencing any pain. However, during the following days he may encounter drowsiness, dizziness, difficulty in opening the mouth and eating solid food, General weakness. The appearance of these symptoms, and their severity depend directly on the individual physiological characteristics.

If the operation has been unsuccessful, it is possible penetration of infection accompanied by inflammation, impaired sense of balance and taste, numbness in the ear region, trauma to the facial nerve and other Strong blow to the head or high mobility in the postoperative period can lead to dislocation of the implant. In this case, you will need a new surgical intervention.

Practice shows that these complications are fairly rare. After a few days you can sleep on the side of the operated ear. For complete healing of the given month. After that, you can start connecting and initial configuration of the speech processor.

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