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Cochlear Implant

Indications for Surgery

Severe to Profound Sensorineural Hearing Loss is a indication that you may need surgery.


This procedure requires a General Anesthetic.

Surgical Time

The length of this procedure is 1 hour.

Hospital Admission

Patients less than 10 years of age require a over night admission to the hospital. Patients over 10 years of age may have their procedure on an out patient basis.

About the Procedure

The implant is placed behind and above the ear and secured. A mastoidectomy is needed for access to the inner ear. An opening in the cochlea (called a cochleostomy) is created and the electrode is inserted into the cochlea.

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