Monday, September 9, 2013

Cochlear implant beyond surgery

Well cochlear implant is a surgery an average ENT doctor can do. But pre and postoperative care is more important
CI orientation and information sharing is very important to choose the hearing aid.  

Counseling is very important to parents. Parents are given a questionnaire which judges their expectation. 

Risks are explained to parents and the recurrent cost of the implants are explained. Surgical complications like facial palsy, perilylymph gusher etc are explained. 

Implant is a foreign body and could be rejected by body at any time. 

Avoid using monopolar cautery for surgery in future. They are given special certificate while passing through metal detector. During flight they should turn off these device. 

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