Cochlear Implant in India
At Narayana Health, Cochlear Implants are routinely done for those who have partially or completely lost their hearing abilities due to various reasons. It transforms speech and other sounds into electrical energy that is used to stimulate hearing nerves in the inner ear. The implant has both internal and external components consisting of an external speech processor, headset (worn behind the ear) and a surgically implanted receiver/stimulator package with an electrode array in the skull. The surgery fits an electronic device in the ear that functions for damaged parts in the inner ear and sends signals to the brain. We also provide rehabilitation therapy, called Auditory Verbal Therapy (AVT). In AVT, the patient is taught to listen with the implant, understand speech, and talk.