A cochlear implant is a safe, FDA approved medical-electronic device designed to provide enhanced sound perception by bypassing the damaged or missing hair cells and stimulating the hearing (auditory) nerve directly. Cochlear Implant is an effective, high performance solution for individuals with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. It has 2 parts – internal implant & external processor – accessories. The internal is surgically implanted by an ENT and post 3-4 weeks the externals are switched-on by an Audiologist where the implantee starts to hear for the first time through the cochlear implant. Thereafter the complete post-cochlear implant rehabilitation programme begins.
The team at KDAH consisting of ENT Surgeons & Audiologists runs the clinic. We are also empanelled under the ADIP scheme under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. This enables deserving patients to get an implant free of cost. We also offer help to other deserving candidates to get opinion for cochlear implant.
Dr Sanjiv Badhwar has been treating & operating successfully with huge number of clienteles since 25 yrs. The youngest cochlear implantee being 10 months is under his cap. He has expertise in the field of cochlear implants & Middle-ear implants (Bonebridge / VSB / BAHA).
Kindly contact the ENT- Audiology team to know more about the right type of implant for you.