The cochlear implant, performed for the first time in Spain by Dr. Emilio Garcia-Ibanez in 1985, applies to people with profound or total deafness.
Cochlear Implant (CI) is a prosthesis used to replace some injured anatomical areas, belonging to the hearing system. The IC is prescribed to patients suffering sensorineural deafness of cochlear seat; this group of people have a dysfunction affecting the sensory cells of the cochlea.
The cochlear implant, performed for the first time in Spain by Dr. Emilio Garcia-Ibanez in 1985, applies to people with profound or total deafness where it is not useful conventional hearing aid and who have no other chance of recovery hearing, since they present a destruction of the hair cells.
Rehabilitation in both children and adults make implanted recommended before implantation and continue before and after the first activation of the speech processor.
When it comes to children is important to auditory training with their hearing aids prior to implantation, so the child becomes familiar with the sound through objects that begin after acquiring listening experience. This training is recommended to do for a period of approximately six months.
Meanwhile the program is done with adults is an auditory training of those sounds around us and of words and phrases; up to get a conversation. This is achieved adults who come to have a good understanding of speech in everyday situations without lipreading.
The results obtained in the past made cochlear implants have been a breath of hope and a great help for people who had a profound or total hearing loss because they have been able to hold a conversation fluently, many with training, in some cases even use the phone. The most spectacular of this technique are certainly consequences of the results that allow full integration into the labor and social world of patients.
28 Jan 2016