Cochlear Implants Treatment Cost In Turkey

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Cochlear Implants Treatment cost in Turkey is between USD 22500 to USD 27500. 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.

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.

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 Turkey

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 USD 22500 to USD 27500
Cochlear Implantation - Bilateral USD 23400 to USD 28600

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.

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:

  • India USD 12000 to USD 18000
  • 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 Turkey

Popular Cities in Turkey for Cochlear Implants Treatment are:

Leading Hospitals for Cochlear Implants Treatment in Turkey

Doctors for Cochlear Implants Treatment in Turkey

An ENT surgeon should be consulted for implanting Cochlear Implants.

Listing popular specialists:

Prof. Dr. Yıldırım Ahmet Bayazit

Prof. Dr. Yıldırım Ahmet Bayazit

Professor, 21 years of experience

Medipol University Hospital, İstanbulLocation

Ear diseases, Ear infections, Throat diseases, Dizziness, Tear gland obstructions, Nose bleeds and chronic sinusitis

Prof. Dr. Celil USLU

Prof. Dr. Celil USLU

Professor, 25 years of experience

Medipol University Hospital, İstanbulLocation

Ear, Nose, And Throat Diseases

Prof. Dr. Sertaç Yetişer

Prof. Dr. Sertaç Yetişer

Professor, 30 years of experience

Anadolu Medical Center, Kocaeli, IstanbulLocation

Sinusitis Tinnitus Nasal Airway Obstruction Tonsllitis Nasal Valve Insufficiency Rhinoplasty (Aesthetic Nose Surgery) Sore throat cholesteatoma Coanal Atresia (Congenital Nose Congestion) adenoidectomy Otosclerosis surgery Adenoid surgery laryngectomy Voice surgery (phono surgery)

Asst. Prof. Adil Necafi

Asst. Prof. Adil Necafi

Associate Professor, 25 years of experience

Okan University Hospital, TuzlaLocation

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. Omer Faruk Unal

Dr. Omer Faruk Unal

Head of Department, 30 years of experience

American Hospital, IstanbulLocation

Children's otolaryngology, Head and neck cancer surgery

Dr. Babur Akkuzu

Dr. Babur Akkuzu

Associate Professor, 31 years of experience

American Hospital, IstanbulLocation

Otology-neurotology vestibular diseases, Rhinology, Salivary glands diseases

Dr. Erkhan Genc

Dr. Erkhan Genc

Associate Professor, 23 years of experience

American Hospital, IstanbulLocation

Rhinology, Head & Neck Surgery, Otology, Pediatric Otolaryngology

Dr. Gayem Koprucu Suzer

Dr. Gayem Koprucu Suzer

Consultant, 23 years of experience

American Hospital, IstanbulLocation

Voice diseases in children and adults, Speech and language disorders, Diagnosis and treatment of all swallowing problems, Recovery of sound and swallowing following cancer-related head and neck tumor surgeries, Neurological speech disorders, Aphasia in children and adults

Dr. Tan Ergin

Dr. Tan Ergin

Associate Professor, 27 years of experience

American Hospital, IstanbulLocation

Snoring surgery, Laser surgery, Nose diseases, Computer-assisted paranasal sinus surgeries

Dr. Saim Ergun

Dr. Saim Ergun

Consultant, 35 years of experience

American Hospital, IstanbulLocation

Ear surgery, Zenker operation, BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid), FESS (Functional Sinus Surgery), Laser stapedotomy

Dr. Sarp Sarac

Dr. Sarp Sarac

Professor, 24 years of experience

American Hospital, IstanbulLocation

Hearing loss, Chronic otitis media and surgery, Vertigo, Facial paralysis, Tinnitus and otitis with effusion

Dr. Sezer Kulekci

Dr. Sezer Kulekci

Associate Director, 34 years of experience

American Hospital, IstanbulLocation

Pediatric audiology, Electrophysiological measurements, Genetic hearing loss, Auditory synchronization disorders

Prof. Dr. Arif Sanli

Prof. Dr. Arif Sanli

Senior Consultant, 37 years of experience

Location

Stapes Surgery (Ear Calcification Surgery) Otoplasties (Prominent Ear, Deformities) External Ear Stenosis Cancer Surgery (Larynx, Head-Neck, Oral Cavity, Salivary Glands, etc.) Maxillo-Facial Surgery Endoscopic DCR (Tear Pouch Surgery) Endoscopic Rhinorrhea Obliteration Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Osas Surgery

Prof. Dr. Ali Safak Dagli

Prof. Dr. Ali Safak Dagli

Senior Consultant, 31 years of experience

Medicana International IstanbulLocation

Adenoid surgery Thyroidectomy Myringotomy Nasal valve surgery Middle ear surgery Otoacoustic emission Ear Diseases Larynx and Voice Diseases Mouth-Throat-Swallow Sleep And Snoring Sinus Diseases

Prof. Dr. Arzu Tatlipinar

Prof. Dr. Arzu Tatlipinar

Professor, 24 years of experience

Yeditepe University Healthcare Institutions, IstanbulLocation

Nasal and Tonsil Surgery Ear Diseases and Surgery Head and Neck Surgery Sound Diseases and Surgery Aesthetic Nose Surgery Hearing Loss and Treatment Dizziness and Treatment Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment Swallowing and Speech Diseases Tinnitus

Prof. Dr. Hakan Korkmaz

Prof. Dr. Hakan Korkmaz

Senior Consultant, 32 years of experience

Acibadem Hospitals GroupLocation

Laryngeal Cancers Sound Problems Goiter Children Ear Nose Throat Diseases Head and Neck Cancer Tonsil and Adenoid Snoring And Sleep Apnea Facial paralysis Tonsil Diseases Nasal Deformity Adenoid (Nasal Flesh) Salivary Gland Cancer Nasal Septum Deviation Nasal Polyp Cancer of the tongue Difficulty Swallowing

Dr. Turgay Osman Arda

Dr. Turgay Osman Arda

Consultant, 21 years of experience

Kolan International Hospital, IstanbulLocation

Prof. Dr. Guven Yildirim

Prof. Dr. Guven Yildirim

Professor, 32 years of experience

Location

Nose Aesthetics Sleeping disorders Ear Surgery Head and Neck Tumors

Assoc. Prof. Selman Sarica

Assoc. Prof. Selman Sarica

Associate Professor, 17 years of experience

Hisar Hospital Intercontinental, IstanbulLocation

Otologic Diseases, Pediatric otorhinolaryngologic diseases, Snoring Surgery, Benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, Laryngology, Functional Nasal Surgeries, Endoscopic sinus surgery, Thyroid surgery, Medical and surgical management of salivary gland diseases

Dr. Fatma Soysuren

Dr. Fatma Soysuren

Consultant, 20 years of experience

V M Medical Park, PendikLocation

Facial Fillers, Blepharoplasty Surgeries

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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