Cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic medical device that replace the function of the damaged inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, cochlear implant bypass the normal acoustic hearing process and directly stimulates the auditory nerve, which then send the signal to the brain.
Cochlear implant will be suitable for those who have severe to profound hearing loss and who do not get full benefit from conventional hearing aids.
A thorough planning will be carry out among the patient, parents / family members with the audiologist, speech language pathologist and Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon prior the process. Cochlear implant need a lifelong commitment from the patient and parents to ensure the successfulness of the implant.