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Cochlear Implantation Cost in India

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Cochlear Implantation Price USD 16,000 ( 22,164 Singapore Dollar ) No. of Travellers 2 Days in Hospital 4 Days Outside Hospital 10 Total days in India 14

Cochlear Implantation

Diagnosis and Tests for cochlear Implantation

  • Hearing tests such as an audiogram, a graph that charts how you respond to specific sounds
  • A hearing aid evaluation
  • CT or MRI scans to check the inner ear and hearing nerve. These tests will tell your doctor if your cochlea has a normal shape.


Procedure of Cochlear Implantation

Before the procedure :

  • An exam of your external, middle, and inner ear to check for infections or other pathology

  • Audiogram

  • Hearing aid evaluation

  • CT or MRI scans to check the inner ear and Auditory nerve.

  • General exam and present and past medical history to check fitness

  • Psychological exam to check inclination  for  rehabilitation


During Procedure :

Procedure takes 2.5 to 3 hours & is performed under general anesthesia.

  • A small incision is made  behind the ear and  the bone is exposed  to allow for insertion and securing of the implant.

  • The cochlear implant is placed in its posterior position under the skin and muscle and secured

  • A small opening is made in the cochlea (cochleostomy). The electrode is inserted into the cochlea via the cochleostomy. Full insertion is usually achieved.

  • The skin is closed and a dressing is applied.


After the procedure :

  • The patient will not be able to hear immediately after the procedure

  • Although the internal components are  placed, the surgical site needs to  heal before the external device is placed.

  • After  four to six weeks the patient called for the fitting of the external components of the implant; activating and programming of the implant

  • Cochlear implant is a lifelong  commitment,  the patient must return to the center for regular follow ups  , annual check ups

  • Recipients must undergo rehabilitation program .


Complications of Cochlear Implantation procedure :

Possible complications may be :

  • Bleeding

  • infection

  • Nerve damage

  • Dizziness or balance problems

  • Loss of the hearing you have left

  • Tinnitus

  • Leaks of the fluid around the brain

  • The device doesn’t work or gets infected, which may mean you’ll have to remove and replace the implant.

  • Meningitis, an infection of the membranes around the brain


Factors affecting cost of Cochlear Implantation

 The cost to the patient depends on a variety of factors like

  • The hospital, the patient chooses

  • Fee for the team of doctors

  • Medicines

  • Standard test and diagnostic procedures

  • Cost of the follow –up and rehabilitation required after the procedure

  • Cost of the device

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