Discover Cochlear Implant Surgery

February 14, 2024, admin


Cochlear implant surgery offers hope for those experiencing hearing loss. At Apollo Hospitals, we specialize in this procedure to help patients regain their sense of sound and improve their quality of life.

What Is Cochlear Implant Surgery?

Cochlear implant surgery involves the placement of a small electronic device with both internal and external components. This device stimulates the cochlear nerve responsible for hearing, providing a sense of sound. While it doesn’t cure hearing loss, it significantly enhances hearing abilities.

Why Is It Done?

Cochlear implant surgery may be recommended if:
  1. You have bilateral hearing loss.
  2. Hearing aids are ineffective.
  3. Your hearing is impaired with poor clarity.
  4. You have no other medical conditions that pose surgery risks.

Procedure Overview:

During cochlear implant surgery:
  1. General anesthesia is administered.
  2. An incision is made behind the ear to access the mastoid bone.
  3. The cochlea is accessed, and implant electrodes are inserted.
  4. The receiver is placed under the skin behind the ear, and the incision is closed.

Duration of Surgery:

Typically lasting 2-4 hours, the duration may vary based on individual needs. Your surgeon will provide detailed information regarding your specific case.

Post-Surgery Care:

After the procedure, pain management medication will be prescribed, and discharge will be planned according to your recovery progress. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled, and you’ll receive guidance on caring for the external device. Speech-language therapy and audiology sessions may also be recommended.


  1. Suitability for Children: Yes, children can benefit from cochlear implant surgery, especially during the critical period of speech and language development.
  2. Suitability for All: Cochlear implant surgery may not be suitable for everyone. Our specialists will assess your case and consult with other experts to determine the best course of action.
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