Cochlear Implants Treatment Cost In India

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A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted neuroprosthetic device that helps in hearing an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing.

One part of the implant sits behind the ear, and the other is surgically fitted under the skin.

Implantation of cochlear implants is performed under general anaesthesia.

The surgeon makes an incision behind the ear to access the cochlea to place the electrodes and the receiver under the skin behind the ear. The surgeon then sutures the wound.

Cochlear Implants Treatment cost in India for Indian Patients is between Rs.666000 to Rs.888000. Cost for International patients is between USD 13500 to USD 16500.

Patient has to stay in the hospital for 4 days and outside the hospital for 10 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Cochlear Implant includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost  (Hearing test, MRI or CT imaging tests, etc.)

  • Surgery cost (depends on the type of implant) 

  • Type of implant

  • Post-Operative cost (depends on the number of follow-up sessions)

  • Medicine (Pain Killers, Antibiotics, etc.)

Note: Cochlear Implantation is an outpatient procedure. However, the doctor may advise an overnight stay for observation.

Factors affecting cost of Cochlear Implants Treatment

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Any additional tests, if required

  • If any Post-surgical complication happens (such as swelling or bleeding, Infection around the implant, numbness of ears)

  • Blood products (if required)

  • An extended stay at the Hospital due to any health reason apart from the package stay period

  • Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident

Cost related to Cochlear Implants Treatment in India

Listing approximate price of Cochlear Implants Treatment and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
Cochlear Implantation Rs.666000 to Rs.888000
Cochlear Implantation - Bilateral Rs.999000 to Rs.1332000

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Cochlear Implants Treatment.

What is the cost of tests for Cochlear Implantation?

Before the procedure, certain evaluation tests are done including, hearing and speech. Physical tests such as MRI or CT imaging tests of the skull are done to assess the condition of the cochlea and inner ear structure. These tests are not included in the package.

Is the medicine cost included in the Cochlear Implantation package?

Pain at the surgical site is usually temporary and stiffness of the jaw is also common, you can take pain medicines to subside the uneasiness prescribed by your doctor, but these are not covered in your package. 

What is the cost of the implant in the procedure?

The three cochlear implant companies that produce Cochlear Implant Devices are Cochlear Corporation, Advanced Bionics Corporation, and Med-El Corporation. You can select the best option for yourself by consulting your doctor.

Cochlear Implants Treatment - Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cochlear Implants cost in different cities in India?

The price varies across the cities. Tier 1 Cities are usualy more expencive thane tier 2 cities. The price for Cochlear Implants in different cities in India is approximately in the range of:

  • New Delhi: Rs.562770 to Rs.880230
  • Gurgaon: Rs.577200 to Rs.865800
  • Noida: Rs.541125 to Rs.901875
  • Chennai: Rs.577200 to Rs.829725
  • Mumbai: Rs.591630 to Rs.880230
  • Bangalore: Rs.562770 to Rs.851370
  • Kolkata: Rs.541125 to Rs.815295
  • Jaipur: Rs.505050 to Rs.808080
  • Mohali: Rs.519480 to Rs.1226550
  • Ahmedabad: Rs.483405 to Rs.800865
  • Hyderabad: Rs.555555 to Rs.844155

How much does Cochlear Implants cost in different countries?

For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Cochlear Implants in different countries is approximately:

  • Turkey USD 20000 to USD 30000
  • Thailand USD 32000 to USD 48000
  • Germany USD 35200 to USD 52800
  • Israel USD 40000 to USD 60000
  • Singapore USD 36000 to USD 54000
  • Malaysia USD 24000 to USD 36000

List of Centers for Cochlear Implants Treatment in India

Popular Cities in India for Cochlear Implants Treatment are:

Leading Hospitals for Cochlear Implants Treatment in India

Doctors for Cochlear Implants Treatment in India

An ENT surgeon should be consulted for implanting Cochlear Implants.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. P S Reddy

Dr. P S Reddy

Consultant, 41 years of experience

Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, ChennaiLocation

Tinnitus treatment, Audiometry Test, Otorhinolaryngology

Dr. P. L. Dhingra

Dr. P. L. Dhingra

Senior Consultant, 45 years of experience

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New DelhiLocation

Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery, Surgery of ear for alleviation of deafness, FESS (Functional endoscopic surgery of nose and sinuses), Microsurgery of larynx for voice disorders and LASER surgery

Dr. Sabir Hussain Ansari

Dr. Sabir Hussain Ansari

Senior Consultant, 47 years of experience

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New DelhiLocation

Ailments of Ear, Nose, Throat, Surgery of Head and Neck,

Dr. Atul Kumar Mittal

Dr. Atul Kumar Mittal

Director, 21 years of experience

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, GurgaonLocation

Minimal Access Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Based Surgery, Balloon Sinoplasty, Sleep Surgery, Endoscopic Adenoidectomy

Dr. R. Narendran

Dr. R. Narendran

Senior Consultant, 19 years of experience


Head and Neck Surgeon Cochlear Implants Skull Base Surgery Balloon Sinuplasty Coblation Surgeries Surgery for Snoring Ear Micro Surgery

Dr. Sandip Duarah

Dr. Sandip Duarah

Senior Consultant, 22 years of experience

MIOT International, ChennaiLocation

Ear, Nose, And Throat Diseases

Dr. Debashish Dutta Majumdar

Dr. Debashish Dutta Majumdar

Consultant, 26 years of experience

Manipal Hospital Varthur Road formerly Columbia Asia BangaloreLocation

Airway problems Chronic sinusitis Cleft lip and cleft palate Deviated nasal septum Drooping eyelids GERD Hearing loss Swallowing disorder Tinnitus Tonsil or adenoid infection Vertigo and dizziness Voice disorders Neck dissection Myringotomy and pressure equalization (PE) tube placement Surgery for snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) Thyroid Surgery Tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy Tracheostomy Tympanoplasty

Dr. Kumud Kumar Handa

Dr. Kumud Kumar Handa

Chairman, 27 years of experience

Medanta - The Medicity, GurgaonLocation

Otology/Neurotology Pediatric Otolaryngology Head and Neck Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Rhinology Laryngology Allergy endoscopic sinus surgery anterior skull base surgeries, (CSF Leak, skull base tumors) endo DCR Cobalation tonsillectomy adenoidectomy laryngeal tumors.

Dr. Girish Rai B

Dr. Girish Rai B

Consultant, 37 years of experience

Manipal Hospital (Old Airport Road) BangaloreLocation

Hearing Aid Fitting Nosebleed (Epistaxis) Treatment Sinusitis Rhinoplasty Reconstructive Middle Ear Surgery Surgery Of The Facial Nerve Surgery for Snoring Thyroplasty Head and Neck Tumor / Cancer Surgery

Dr. Bathi Reddy

Dr. Bathi Reddy

Consultant, 32 years of experience

Manipal Hospital (Old Airport Road) BangaloreLocation

Hearing Aid Fitting, Ear Pain, Speaking Difficulty, Hearing Loss, Nosebleed (Epistaxis) Treatment, Tonsillitis Treatment, Allergy Treatment, Throat and Voice Problems, Rhinoplasty, Surgery Of The Facial Nerve, Surgery for Snoring, Thyroplasty, Head and Neck Tumor / Cancer Surgery, Phonosurgery

Dr. Sanjay Tulsiram Helale

Dr. Sanjay Tulsiram Helale

Senior Consultant, 24 years of experience

Apollo Hospitals, MumbaiLocation

Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery Cochlear Implant Surgery Neuro Navigation in ENT Surgery

Dr. Uday Pol

Dr. Uday Pol

Consultant, 34 years of experience

Apollo Hospitals, MumbaiLocation

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery Laser Microlaryngeal Surgery Surgery for Snoring

Dr. E.V. Raman

Dr. E.V. Raman

Consultant, 38 years of experience

Manipal Hospital (Old Airport Road) BangaloreLocation

Ear, Nose & Throat Paediatric airway surgery Endoscopic skull base surgery

Dr Sanjeev Mohanty

Dr Sanjeev Mohanty

HOD, 25 years of experience

MGM Healthcare, ChennaiLocation

Nasal Endoscopy Hearing Aid Fitting Ear Micro Surgery Head and Neck Pain Sinusitis Skull Base Surgery Foreign Body in Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat Phonosurgery Head and Neck Oncosurgery Otology-Neurotology Head and Neck Tumor / Cancer Surgery Ear Drum Repair Nasal Septum Surgery Nasal Polypectomy Reconstructive Middle Ear Surgery.

Dr. Rajiv Khanna

Dr. Rajiv Khanna

HOD, 36 years of experience

Apollo Medics Super Speciality Hospital, LucknowLocation

Microsurgery of the Larynx Surgery of The Facial Nerve Head and Neck Tumour / Cancer Surgery Vertigo/Dizziness

Dr. N.S Reddy

Dr. N.S Reddy

Principal Consultant, 20 years of experience

Vijaya Hospital, ChennaiLocation

Dr. Manjunath MK

Dr. Manjunath MK

Consultant, 15 years of experience

SS SPARSH Hospital (Mysore Road) BangaloreLocation

Surgery for Snoring Thyroplasty Phonosurgery Sleep Apnea Laryngoscopy Speaking Difficulty Mouth Bleed Swallowing Problem Throat and Voice Problems Laryngeal Biopsy Tracheostomy Microsurgery of the Larynx Laryngotracheal Anomalies Obstructive Sleep Apnea Ear Micro Surgery

Dr. EC Vinaya Kumar

Dr. EC Vinaya Kumar

Consultant, 33 years of experience

Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills HyderabadLocation

Head and Neck Tumor / Cancer Surgery Tonsillitis Treatment Tonsillectomy Ear Drum Repair Nasal Polypectomy Tympanoplasty Septoplasty Nasal Septum Surgery Frontal Sinus Surgery

Dr. Jaswinder Singh Saluja

Dr. Jaswinder Singh Saluja

Consultant, 22 years of experience

Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills HyderabadLocation

Eardrum Rupture Treatment Nasal Septum Surgery Tonsillectomy Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery - FESS Head and Neck Tumor / Cancer Surgery Ear Drum Repair ENT Checkup (General) Nasal Polypectomy Ear Micro Surgery Tympanoplasty Myringoplasty Septoplasty Frontal Sinus Surgery Nasal Endoscopy Tonsillitis Treatment

Dr. (Col) Subodh Kumar

Dr. (Col) Subodh Kumar

Senior Consultant, 32 years of experience

Jaypee Hospital, NoidaLocation

Microsurgery of the Larynx Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery - FESS Rhinoplasty Ear Micro Surgery Ear Wax (Cerumen) Removal Foreign Body in Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat Sinusitis Laryngoscopy Tonsillitis Treatment Eardrum Rupture Treatment Fracture Nasal Bone Correction Nosebleed (Epistaxis) Treatment Vertigo/Dizziness Ear Lobe Correction / Repair Sleep Apnea Hearing, Speech Impairment Grommet Insertion Tongue Tie Release Tinnitus Evaluation / Management Ear Pain Nasal Disorders Mouth Bleed Hearing Loss Nasal Endoscopy Pediatric Otolaryngology Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tracheostomy Hearing Aid Fitting Head and Neck Pain Pure Tone Audiometry Ear & Nose Piercing Laryngeal Biopsy

Success Rate

Cochlear Implants, being successful prostheses, have an exceptionally high success rate with less than 1% rejection.

It takes around four to six weeks to recover following Cochlear Implant Surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Cochlear Implants Treatment

Before the Procedure (18 Questions):

The warranty of the product is for 10 years, but the electrode which is fitted inside is practically once in a lifetime.

Absolutely, Cochlear implant was made for patients who are born deaf.

Ideally, cochlear should be done within first year of the birth to best results. The results are still very good if surgery is done less than 7 years of age. As the age grows, it will be very difficult for patient to be fully absorbed in mainstream.

If patient is deaf from both ear, opting for cochlear implant in both ears is highly recommended. It helps patient in sound localisation, speech discrimination much better

Hospital stay would be for 1-2 days.

Cochlear implants may be placed in one ear (unilateral) or both ears (bilateral). Cochlear implants in both ears have started to be used more often to treat bilateral severe hearing loss particularly for infants and children who are learning to speak and process language. There has to be a time gap between the two implants and generally doctor advice of about 6 months of gap between two procedures.

Cochlear implants do not play a sound to the wearer, and so they can be useful even if that person has little or no ability to hear sound. A microphone that is worn on the back of the ear detects sounds in the surrounding environment and converts them into electrical signals.

Cochlear Implant has two parts Internal device (e): The internal portion of the implant consists of two parts: the receiver/stimulator and the intracochlear electrode array. External hardware (a-d): The external portion consists of three parts: a microphone, a speech processor, and a transmitting coil. The external devise can get damaged if they get wet so you need to take off before you bathe.

Cochlear Implant has two parts Internal device (e): The internal portion of the implant consists of two parts: the receiver/stimulator and the intracochlear electrode array. External hardware (a-d): The external portion consists of three parts: a microphone, a speech processor, and a transmitting coil. The external devise has to be removed prior to going to bed.

The internal device doesnt need any battery. The external device's battery can easily be changed.

Cochlear Implants works lifetime and NO future surgery may be required.

The risk is about 0.1%

No major precautions other than to avoid head trauma.

No, cochlear implant is not a major surgery it is a minor surgery. This device partially restores hearing ability.

Patient should undergo cochlear implantation who have severe hearing loss or hearing loss due to damage of the inner ear and they are not using hearing aids. Other than hearing aids which amplifies sound cochlear  implant bypasses the damaged portion of the ear for delivering the sound signals to the auditory nerve.

Some of the disadvantage of cochlear implants includes nerve damage, dizziness problem, hearing loss, ringing in ears, leaking of fluid around brain and meningitis.

Usually cochlear implants lasts lifetime but there are some cases in which they are to be changed after certain time interval.

Cochlear implant is very safe surgery it has limited post operative pain and few complications only. Pain and stiffness seen at the surgical site is mainly temporary, it subsides with time.  It is safe for you to sleep on the side being operated.

During the Procedure (4 Questions):

Cochlear Implant surgery usually takes from three to four hours.

Cochlear implant surgery is being done by general surgeons or ENT specialist.

Cochlear implantation surgery takes two to four hours to be complete under general anaesthesia.

In cochlear implantation the surgeon first identify the facial nerve and then creates an opening between them to access the cochlea. In the next step implant electrode is being inserted into the cochlea and the surgeon places an electronic device called receiver under the skin and behind the ear   and then surgeon secures the skull in that area.

Post the Procedure (7 Questions):

It takes 2-3 weeks for device to be programmed perfectly before patient goes back to their country. After going back, patient is strongly recommended to undergo speech therapy for best results for about upto 1 year.

You can return to work 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.

This depends on your pre-operative hearing level. Certain hearing loss can be corrected in the same or second surgery whereas some kinds of hearing loss involving inner ear may not be reversible.

It will take around three to six weeks before you recover completely after the procedure, most people are able to return back to their work within one to two week after surgery.

You should avoid bending or lifting heavy objects for three weeks after surgery, you may experience some popping, clicking or other sounds in your ear.

About four to six weeks after the surgery, the external parts of the cochlear implant will be added. These include a microphone and speech processor. At that time, the speech processor is programmed and activated, which causes the internal device to stimulate the cochlear nerve in response to sounds.

Immediately after surgery you may feel some pressure or discomfort on the implanted ear, dizziness, disoriented or a sore throat for a while from the breathing tube used during general anesthesia.

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