Cochlear Implant at Ekol Hospitals in Izmir, Turkey
For patients with damaged cochlea (a snail-shaped tube located in the area of the ear where the nerves are), a cochlear implant can partially restore the use of the ear. A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that sits behind the ear, partially implanted under the skin. Unlike a hearing aid, which only amplifies sound, a cochlear implant bypasses the damaged part of the inner ear and directly stimulates the hearing nerve. A cochlear implant does not entirely restore hearing, but it does give the person a useful representation of sounds in the environment and help him to understand speech.
Not everybody can benefit from a cochlear implant. The ideal patients are deaf children or adults or who are severely hard-of-hearing. The procedure involves both a surgical part and a period of training to use the implant. The second part is maybe the most crucial, because not all patients perform the same during the training. The surgical procedure itself is mainly safe, although complications may appear depending on the patients organism.
Which tests and medical reports needed before the cochlear implantation surgery?
1. Month Control - First adjustments of the cochlear device and the attachment of the external unit must be done in Ekol hospitals.
3. Month Control - Adjustments of the cochlear device can either be done in the patient's homeland or in Ekol Hospitals.
6. Month Control - Adjustments of the cochlear device can either be done in the patient's homeland or in Ekol Hospitals.
1. Year Control - Adjustments of the cochlear device can either be done in the patient's homeland or in Ekol Hospitals.
Ekol Hospitals, Izmir, Turkey
Cochlear implant package - 23,000 euro ($26,065)
For patients who suffer from deafness from cochlea damage, a cochlear implant is their best chance at a relatively normal life. The Ekol hospital in Turkey is one of the best healthcare providers in the field. Their highly qualified medical staff, state of the art facilities and top notch equipment make it one of the most sought after clinics.
For more information about cochlear implant procedures in Turkey, do not hesitate to contact us!