Cochlear implants are used to help restore any lost hearing. This device tells the brain to bypass the part of your ear that is damaged to allow you to hear better. The microphone that is implanted right above your ear works in conjunction with the electrode on the inside of your ear. Thanks to the implant, your auditory nerves are able to send the necessary signals to your brain for processing sound. The implant allows your brain to process sounds correctly. If you’re suffering from hearing loss, you can schedule your procedure through I Need A Surgery at an Ambulatory Surgery Center near you.
For those who are born deaf or suffer from hearing loss down the line, a cochlear implant will allow you to listen to music, speak on the phone and hear the voices of your family and friends.
A general anesthetic is given for this surgery. It takes about 2-4 hours to be completed. The implant package is secured inside of your skull and underneath of the skin. The wires that contain all of the electrodes are then threaded through and into the cochlea spirals.
To keep your implant in place, a hole is drilled into your temporal bone. The mastoid bone is opened up to provide access into your middle ear. The surgeon drills a small hole into your cochlea to insert the wires with the electrode in them. After the implant package is secured, the incision is closed off.
Most of the time, you are able to return home the same day or the day after the surgery. A dressing will need to be worn on the surgical site for at least a day. Your balance might be off for the first few days after the surgery.
Pain medication is often given to help you cope with the pain. After a few days, you can begin lying on the side where the implant was put in. About 2-4 weeks following the procedure, you will get the implant package matched with the processor. It will be programmed to accommodate your individual hearing needs.
I Need A Surgery can get you the procedure through the Surgery Center Network for $8,990, versus having to pay $89,900 if you were to book the procedure through the hospital on your own. Pricing is exclusive of any implants or other hardware and is only an average. Your actual cost might be higher or lower.
Instead of dealing with pain and loss of hearing in your ear, take the time to schedule your cochlear implant surgery with the help of I Need A Surgery today.
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