Cochlear Implant Surgery
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Overview: A Cochlear Implant Surgery is a surgery performed on a person who has some hearing loss. A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that electrically stimulates the cochlear nerve ( nerve for hearing). It has two parts. One part is placed behind the ear. It absorbs sounds with a microphone. It then processes the sound and transmits it to the second part of the implant. The second part is put through the skin and implanted in the inner ear during cochlear implant surgery. Your doctor may recommend that you have a Cochlear Implant Surgery if
Cochlear Implant Surgery is performed under general anesthesia. In this procedure, your surgeon will make a small incision behind your ear. Then the implant is placed under the skin and the electrode is inserted into the inner ear. Next, your surgeon will close the incision sites with disposable stitches. A
You may experience some soreness and pain near the surgical site.
Contact sports, automobile accidents, slips and falls, or other impacts near the ear can damage the implant, so you need to visit your doctor immediately if you face such situations. Your doctor may also advise against lifting even moderately heavy weights for some days after the surgery.Learn Less
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