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long term effects of the Cochlear Implant

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neurotologist: Consult with a neurotologist.
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Dr. Jed Kwartler
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cochlear implant: There are centers around the country. I see you are in maryland. If close, go to hopkins. They have an excellent program.
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Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Specialized ENTs: Children can have implants performed by pediatric ents with special training in cochlear implants or by neurotologists. It depends on the center you ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends on loss: If hearing loss is present at birth, implantation would be ideal at 12 months of age. Performance significantly decreases the longer it is to implanta ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Several: Implants improve awareness of environmental sound localization, understanding closed word sets, and improve understanding when combined when lip readi ... Read More
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Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
CI not for everyone: To get a cochlear implant (ci) in the us, in general you have to have nerve deafness of a high enough severity that a hearing aid isn't enough to let ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Low risk, better hea: Surgery has relatively little risk. Benefits include increased volume and increased clarity of sound in almost all adults and children that meet im ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Big help: It's like being able to enjoy the sounds of our world uninhibited. For the ha, the new ones can be programmed to fit your individual hearing loss. F ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Multiple: This is a huge question. I'll try... Most deafness is either after an infectious illness or simply developmental, meaning ear structures or conducting ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hearing device: A cochlear implant, or bionic ear, is a surgically implantable device that helps the cochlea to transmit sound to the cochlear nerve in severe to prof ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It depends: Typically cochlear implants are usually one used when a person has severe hearing loss in both ears. If you only have hearing loss in one ear a cochle ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Varies: Presently, the major indication for a cochlear implant is bilateral total deafness. However, in some centers otologic surgeons are performing this su ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Several: www.cochlear.com www.Advancedbionics.Com www.Medel.Com these manufacturers web sites provide much basic information about cochlear implants and how t ... Read More
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