Cochlear Implants in iran

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Cochlear Implants in iran

Cochlear Implants Iran


Loss of hearing or congenitally hearing impaired patients can have a simple solution to their problem.  Cochlear Implant in iran are routinely done for those who have become deaf or have hearing issues due to various reasons. Cochlear Implants transform speech and other sounds into electrical energy that is used to stimulate hearing nerves in the inner ear. This implant has both internal and external components consisting of an external speech processor, headset (worn behind the ear) and a surgically implanted receiver/stimulator package with an electrode array in the skull. Through a surgery, an electronic device is fitted in the ear. It does the function of damaged parts in the inner ear and sends signals to the brain.

The world’s best cochlear implant technology is now available in Iran. Available in a range of product offerings, you can choose from devices and solutions that best fits your needs and lifestyle. Available through of hospital across the country, our products are backed by the unmatched Cochlear advantage and excellent service and support.

What is a cochlear implant?


A cochlear implant (CI) system helps to restore the sense of hearing for individuals with severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss. For individuals with this type of hearing loss, hearing aids provide little or no benefit.

A CI is the only medical device capable of replacing a sense. It works by bypassing non-functioning parts of the inner ear and providing electrical stimulation directly to nerve fibres in the cochlea. A CI system consists of two parts: an externally worn audio processor, which sits comfortably behind or off the ear, and an internal cochlear implant, which is surgically placed just under the skin.

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Who is a good candidate for a cochlear implant?

The following are general guidelines; candidacy depends on many other factors, as well. To determine if you or a loved one might benefit from a cochlear implant, check with your ENT doctor or hearing healthcare professional.

Children:
Children with hearing loss as young as 12 months old may be eligible for a cochlear implant. Experts recommend implantation as early as possible to expose children to sounds during the critical period of language acquisition. After implantation, they must undergo intense speech and language therapy in order to achieve the best possible outcome from the device.

Children are considered viable candidates when they:

Have profound hearing loss in both ears.
Get little or no benefit through the use of hearing aids.
Are healthy and any medical conditions would not compromise surgery.
Understand (when able), along with their parents, their role in the successful use of cochlear implants.
Have support from an educational program that will emphasize the development of auditory skills.

Adults:
Adults may qualify for cochlear implantation regardless of whether they lost their hearing before or after learning language. Those adults who developed language before losing their hearing (postlingually deafened) typically have greater success with cochlear implants than those who had not developed language before losing their hearing (prelingually deafened). Adult candidates are generally eligible for an implant if they:

Have severe or profound hearing loss in both ears.
Get little or no benefit from hearing aids.
Have no medical problems that could put them at risk during surgery.
Have a strong desire to be part of the hearing world and communicate through listening, speaking and speechreading.

 

5 advantage of cochlear implant

1.Hear better with a cochlear implant than with a hearing aid.

Adults often benefit immediately and continue to improve for about 3 months after the initial tuning sessions.
Then, although performance continues to improve, improvements are slower. Cochlear implant users' performances may continue to improve for several years.


2. you Can focus better when in noisy environments.

3.Listen to your favorite music

Some can enjoy music. Some enjoy the sound of certain instruments (piano or guitar, for example) and certain voices. Others do not hear well enough to enjoy music.


4. Easily talk with phone
Many can make telephone calls and understand familiar voices over the telephone. Some good performers can make normal telephone calls and even understand an unfamiliar speaker. However, not all people who have implants are able to use the phone.

5.Hearing more in crowded environments
Most perceive loud, medium and soft sounds. People report that they can perceive different types of sounds, such as footsteps, slamming of doors, sounds of engines, ringing of the telephone, barking of dogs, whistling of the tea kettle, rustling of leaves, the sound of a light switch being switched on and off, and so on.

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Cochlear implants disadvantage

9 Important side effects of Cochlear implants

Cochlear implant surgery in Iran is very safe, but any operation comes with risks. Problems can include bleeding, infections, and side effects from the medicine that sends you to sleep during the procedure. Other possible complications include:

1.A nerve injury that changes your sense of taste
2.Nerve damage that causes weakness or paralysis in your face
3.Dizziness or balance problems
4.Loss of the hearing you have left
5.Ringing in your ears, called tinnitus
6.Leaks of the fluid around the brain
7.The device doesn’t work or gets infected, which may mean you’ll have to remove and replace the implant.
8.Meningitis, an infection of the membranes around the brain. It’s a rare but serious complication.
9. Children and people with abnormally formed inner ears seem to be at higher risk. The FDA and CDC recommend vaccines for anyone who gets a cochlear implant to lower their risk for the disease.

How the device(Cochlear implant) works

The external sound processor captures, filters and processes sounds. The sound processor translates filtered sounds into digital information, which is then transmitted to the internal part of the implant system. The internal implant converts the digital information into electrical signals and sends them to tiny delicate curls of electrodes that are placed inside the cochlea. The electrical signals from the electrodes stimulate the hearing nerve. It bypasses the damaged cells and allows the brain to perceive sound.

Prospective patients who may need cochlear implant first meet an audiologist and ENT surgeon. A number of preliminary tests are done including audiological evaluation, to ascertain the level of hearing loss, speech therapist assessment and trial with hearing aids. Thereafter, the patient is cleared for a cochlear implant. The surgery lasts about two hours and is performed under General Anaesthesia.

Cochlear implants diagram

Diagram of external and internal cochlear implant placement behind and in the ear
Diagram of cochlear implant
A cochlear implant operates using two main components: An external part that hooks over the ear and a surgically implanted internal part. The two components are coupled using a powerful magnet.

External
The external component of a cochlear implant contains a microphone, a speech processor and a transmitter. The microphone and speech processor are housed in a small unit that looks like a behind-the-ear hearing aid. A small wire usually links them to the transmitter, which is positioned over the internal part of the device. The microphone picks up acoustic sounds and sends it to the speech processor. The processor analyzes and digitizes the signal before sending it to the transmitter. The transmitter then codes the signals and sends them to the implanted receiver via the magnetic coupling.

Internal
The internal part of a cochlear implant includes a receiver, which is located under the skin on the temporal bone, and one or more electrode arrays. The receiver collects the signals from the transmitter and converts them to electrical pulses. It then dispatches the pulses to the electrodes that have been inserted deeply into the inner ear. These electrodes directly stimulate the auditory nerve throughout a portion of the cochlea and the brain then interprets these signals as sound.

An electrode array is inserted into the cochlea while the receiver/ stimulator is secured in the skull. Typically, patients stay in the hospital for four days and within a week, they can return to their normal routine. But the patient requires spending three more weeks in the rehabilitation process. Activation of the implant takes place within 2-3 weeks after the surgery, allowing sufficient time for the incision to heal well. Mapping the implant is done on a regular basis during post-operative rehabilitation. This helps in fine tuning the processor and getting the best performance, as patients begin to get used to hearing with the implant.

Cochlear implants cost in iran

how much does Cochlear implants cost in the world?


Cochlear implants are more expensive than hearing aids. The average cost of cochlear implants can range from $30,000 to $50,000 in the world. but Cochlear implants cost in iran start from $10500 .

 

-I decided to do Cochlear Implant in Iran. What should I do?


You do not need to worry about Cochlear Implant until you pay more attention to all these issues before proceeding. The important thing is to find a Cochlear Implant Surgeon . If you are looking for Cochlear Implant cost in Iran , you can contact us and Get free consultation from Iranian surgery.

-The Cochlear Implant Process in Iran


Just like any other surgery, you should check your medical records with a professional doctor. To do this, you must send us all your medical files and medical IDs. We will connect you with the best doctors, hospitals and clinics in Iran, and then you can ask any questions you have in mind.

By traveling to Iran, you can save the most money and get the highest quality of Cochlear Implant.

Priority should be given before Cochlear Implant in Iran

Consultation with Cochlear Implant surgeon before traveling to Iran
Estimated cost of Cochlear Implant in Iran
Duration of treatment in Iran
Travel expenses to Iran
Does Cochlear Implant cost in Iran less than other countries?
Low price is one of the most important features of Cochlear Implant in Iran. This is because the cost is less than 200 to 400 percent of the price of Cochlear Implant in Europe, india, Qatar and the United States, while maintaining the same efficiency.

 

Cochlear Implant Package In iran



We offer the best Cochlear Implant Package in iran at the most affordable prices. Our Cochlear Implant Package in iran includes flight ticket, hotel, pick up, clinic and transfer.
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post-operative care
medicines
recovery and follow-up

1What are the side effects of cochlear implants?
What are the disadvantages and risks of cochlear implants? A nerve injury that changes your sense of taste. Nerve damage that causes weakness or paralysis in your face. Dizziness or balance problems. Loss of the hearing you have left. Ringing in your ears, called tinnitus. Leaks of the fluid around the brain.
2What is the success rate of a cochlear implant?
Small implant, great results. The best results were found among children who received the cochlear implant at 0-3 years of age. They achieved 90 to 95 percent hearing and language improvement.
3how much does it cost to get a cochlear implant?
The implant is surgically placed in the inner ear, stimulating the auditory nerve in the brain, while a headset helps the patient interpret sounds and voices. Typical costs: Cochlear implant surgery, including the implant itself, averages between $30,000 and $50,000 for patients without insurance.
4What is the best age to get a cochlear implant?
Since 2000, cochlear implants have been FDA-approved for use in eligible children beginning at 12 months of age. For young children who are deaf or severely hard-of-hearing, using a cochlear implant while they are young exposes them to sounds during an optimal period to develop speech and language skills.
5How dangerous is a cochlear implant?
The standard surgical risks of a cochlear implant are all quite rare. These include: bleeding, infection, device malfunction, facial nerve weakness, ringing in the ear, dizziness, and poor hearing result. One long-term risk of a cochlear implant is meningitis (infection of the fluid around the brain).
6Is a cochlear implant major surgery?
Cochlear implant surgery is done in a hospital or clinic. The surgery lasts two to four hours. You are given medication (general anesthesia) to make you sleep during the procedure. The surgeon makes a cut behind the ear and then opens the mastoid bone.
7Is cochlear implant surgery painful?
Cochlear implant surgery is conducted under general anesthesia and lasts between 2-3 hours. ... The majority of the swelling will subside within 3-5 weeks after implantation. Discomfort after surgery is minimal. However, if pain is present, over-the-counter pain medications can be utilized to reduce discomfort.
8Are cochlear implants worth it?
Audiologists will often be asked whether or not cochlear implants are actually worth it. ... Before asking if cochlear implants are worth it, one must remember that the cost of the anaesthetist and the surgeon's services, the cost of theatre time and support staff, plus disposables will also be added to that of the device.
9Who is eligible for cochlear implants?
Adult candidates are generally eligible for an implant if they: Have severe or profound hearing loss in both ears. Get little or no benefit from hearing aids.
10Are there different types of cochlear implants?
There are several different manufacturers of cochlear implant systems. Whilst each system has its own features and advantages, all work in a similar way. All the cochlear implant systems currently used on our programme use a behind-the-ear (BTE) speech processor with a magnetic headpiece.

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12 Comments

  1. Zaur says:

    Hello, i am from Azerbaijan, and I want to know about the cost of cochlear imlant

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      How much do cochlear implants cost in iran?
      Cochlear implants are more expensive than hearing aids. The average cost of cochlear implants can range from $30,000 to $50,000 without insurance.
      but cochlear implants cost in iran start from $10500.
      cochlear implants price in iran can be vary in different hospital.

      What factors are included in the cost of cochlear implants in iran?
      The total cost of a cochlear implant will include several factors of the cochlear implant candidacy process including:

      Pre-Implant Evaluations
      Cochlear Implant Surgery
      Surgery Follow-Up and Device Activation
      Aural Habilitation/Rehabilitation
      Guaranty of device

  2. arman says:

    Can I have shower or go swimming after I cochlear implant?

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      Yes. The surgically implanted internal processor is placed underneath the skin, making it waterproof. The external processor traditionally is NOT waterproof and should be removed (similar to a hearing aid). Some currently available models of external processors do have waterproofing options that can be used in the pool, bath or shower. You should discuss these options with your cochlear implant audiologist.

  3. linda says:

    What does a cochlear implant sound like?

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      This is a tough question to answer, as it varies for all patients. Initially, the most commonly reported sound qualities are described as “mechanical,” “robotic,” “cartoonish” and like people are “talking with marbles in their mouth.” Some patients will only “feel” the stimulation when it is first turned on. It is very important to realize this is a process. Over time the sound quality will change as the brain re-learns the stimulation patterns provided by the cochlear implant. For the majority of patients, the sound quality will continually improve over the first six to twelve months.

  4. patricia says:

    hi iranian surgery
    Can I sleeping with a cochlear implant on?

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      No. The implant is likely to come off during sleep, and it could get damaged. It is recommended that you remove the device prior to going to bed. If you live alone, please consider additional assistive listening devices for alerting purposes.

  5. jaber says:

    Will I lose all my hearing, even the little bit of low frequency that I have, as a result of the surgery?”

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      The answer used to be yes. But, technology has changed, and MED-EL’s Flex electrodes are designed with structure preservation in mind. They are made to be flexible to preserve those delicate hair cells which can give you your residual hearing. Does you surgeon know that? Better yet, does he/she BELIEVE that structure preservation is possible?

  6. adrin says:

    Should I have a CT scan with a cochlear implant?

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      The function of your cochlear implant will not be affected by metal detectors or screeners. … Users of MED-EL cochlear implants may undergo Xray and CT scanning. MED-ELcochlear implants are safe for MRI scanning without surgical removal of the magnet under special circumstances

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