HEARING LOSS & COCHLEAR IMPLANTS
Redefining ENT Care In The Country
The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Center at Primus International Super Speciality Hospital brings together otolaryngologists, audiologists and speech therapists in a center specially designed for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the ear, nose and throat with emphasis of Cochlear Implant Services for total deafness.
The Primus ENT and Cochlear Center provides the medical, technical, and rehabilitative resources to enhance our patients' connection with spoken language through listening with Cochlear Implants that are small, electronic devices which provide awareness and understanding of sound to those who do not enjoy the benefits of hearing.
When we talk about a "cochlear implant" we are actually referring to a system of technologies that process and transmit information. There are four components of the system:
Primus clinicians are committed to finding the best solution for your hearing loss. If you are incurring some hearing difficulty , it is important to discuss your concerns immediately with a ENT Specialist .
A hearing check up is painless and straightforward and takes about 20 minutes. A professional will play you a range of tones through a pair of head phones.
As the sounds are played, you simply indicate which sounds you can hear and then your responses will be recorded and your hearing then assessed.
Our professional will go through the results with you. You are welcome to ask any questions you may have about your hearing and the available solutions.
If you do have a hearing loss, our professional will discuss your lifestyle needs and will recommend solutions to meet your individual needs.
Last but not the least, we provide you complete trail of various hearing aids and suggest you the best suited and economical solution for your hearing loss.
How the Cochlear Implant Enables Hearing
• Even when hearing loss is severe and early in onset, the hearing nerve survives and retains responsiveness to electrical
currents. This means that excitation of the hearing nerve is possible.
• Variations in the power and tempo of the electrical signals convey various sounds by triggering different patterns of
impulses in the hearing nerve.
• Hearing stations within the brain receive and coordinate these impulse trains, resulting in the perception of sound and the
ability to distinguish differences in pitch, power, and tempo
The Benefits of Cochlear Implantation
An individual or a family might consider a cochlear implant to address any of a number of concerns. Whether it is a family's goal for a child born deaf to develop verbal language, a parent with progressive hearing loss who wishes to monitor the safety and speech of their hearing child, or a grandparent with advanced hearing loss who desires to hear the voices of younger generations, the motivations for restoring hearing vary widely.
• Audiology (hearing evaluation)
• Hearing Aid Trial
• OAE / BERA / ASSR
• Balance Disorders Center
• Vertigo diagnosis
• Speech therapy / pathology
• Electronystagmography (ENG) / Vestibular retraining therapy
• Complete ENT-equipped examination rooms
• Soundproof audiology testing booth
• Balance disorders testing
• Cochlear Implant Councelling