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Cochlear Implant Surgery in Chunni-ganj, Kanpur

Cochlear implants are electronic devices used by people suffering from hearing loss. It helps restore hearing power for people with inner ear damage. These are useful when other hearing aids don’t work. It does not amplify the sound like other hearing aids. Rather, it bypasses the sound from damaged portions to the auditory nerve.

What are Cochlear Implants?

In simple words, cochlear implants are small devices that help people with hearing loss help interpret signals through the auditory nerve. Many people take around a year to get used to this device. Unlike other devices, it is much more effective due to its mechanism of sending sounds in the form of signals to the brain.

Why are Cochlear Implants Used?

Cochlear implants can make the lives of people with hearing problems much easier. They can restore the hearing powers of people with severe hearing loss, either by birth or some accident.

Cochlear implants can be used in either one ear or both ears. Cochlear implants are becoming common for people with bilateral hearing loss (both ears). These implants are generally used by infants and children who are unable to hear since birth.

How do Cochlear Implants Help?

The benefits of cochlear implants include:

  • The ability to hear speech - With the help of cochlear implants, one doesn’t need to use sign language to understand what the other person is saying.
  • The ability to identify everyday sounds of nature and environment.
  • The ability to hear even in noisy environments.
  • The recognition power of sound direction.

Who is Eligible for Cochlear Implants?

You are an eligible candidate in Kanpur, for cochlear implants if -

  • You have severe hearing loss and it is difficult to have normal conversations.
  • You have not benefited much or at all, from hearing aids.
  • You don’t have any diseases that may elevate the risks of a cochlear implant.
  • You have a strong will to hear and participate in rehabilitation.
  • You have proper knowledge about the outcomes and complications of cochlear implants.

What are the Risks Associated with Cochlear Implants?

Cochlear implant surgery is usually safe and doesn’t usually involve any risks. In rare cases, certain risks of the surgery may include:

  • Complete loss of natural hearing - Cochlear implantation can lead to complete loss of natural residual hearing in some people.
  • Meningitis - Meningitis is a life-threatening condition that causes inflammation in the brain and spinal cord. However, vaccinations can help reduce this risk.
  • Device failure - Sometimes, the device isn’t in a working condition and may need to be replaced.

What are the Complications of Cochlear Implants?

Complications of cochlear implant surgery are minimal. In rare cases, complications that may arise include:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Paralysis of the face
  • Development of an Infection
  • Balance organ problems
  • A feeling of dizziness
  • Disturbances in your taste buds
  • Tinnitus (ear noise)
  • Leakage of spinal fluid

How to Prepare for Cochlear Implant Surgery at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur?

At Apollo Spectra, Kanpur, the doctor will need to perform certain tests to determine if you’re eligible and a good candidate for an implant. The evaluation tests may include:

  • Some tests to check your hearing, speech, and balance powers
  • Examination of inner ear’s condition
  • Imaging tests such as MRI or CT scans of the skull
  • Mental health checkups

How is Cochlear Implant Surgery Done at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur?

First, the patient will be given general anesthesia. Then, the surgeon will make an incision and place the device into the hole. After this, a small cavity will be created to thread the electrode of the device to your brain. Then, the incision is closed and the surgery is complete.

What to Expect after Cochlear Implant Surgery?

It’s normal to experience these things after surgery -

  • A feeling of pressure in your ear
  • Dizziness or nausea for sometime
  • Discomfort at the location of the implant


Cochlear implant surgery is usually simple and doesn’t have any complications. It can be greatly beneficial for people with partial or complete hearing loss.

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1. Does this surgery improve hearing problems completely?

Yes, it can improve hearing to a great extent. However, sometimes it may not work.

2. How does a cochlear implant work?

It is different from other hearing aids. It bypasses the damaged portion of the ear and sends audio signals directly to the brain for interpretation.

3. Is cochlear surgery always successful?

Yes, it is successful in most cases. However, it may not work in certain cases.


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