Living with hearing loss is not easy! You are not alone, go in for hearing loss treatment & get back to living a fuller life! Help is available take action now! It is not an impossible task, but often can be managed!
Why not go in for a check-up at the Ascent ENT Hospital? A name synonymous with quality in ENT care. Our experts excel at hearing loss treatments, sinus problems, ear infections and more.
Today hearing loss has become a common condition among people which is brought on by birth defects or years of exposure to loud music, power tools, high-volume headphones, motor-sport engines, crowded night life, noisy restaurants, and boisterous sporting events.
Hearing disorders make it hard for people to go about life and the quality of life is affected. You can say one in three adults over the age of 60 experience hearing loss.
Hearing loss can be caused by:
Conductive hearing loss is caused by problems with the ear canal, ear drum, or middle ear and its little bones. It is also brought on by the congenital absence of the ear canal or failure of the ear canal to be open at birth, malformation, or dysfunction of the middle ear structures. Other causes are: infection, tumors, foreign body and trauma (skull fracture). Cochlear Implantation or other surgeries are done to correct this.
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is as nerve-related hearing loss caused by exposure to loud noise, Head trauma, Virus or disease, Autoimmune inner ear disease, hereditary causes, aging, inner ear malformation, Meniere’s Disease, Otosclerosis or Tumours. These cases may respond to surgery or medical treatment depending on the severity of the condition.
Mixed hearing loss - refers to a combination of the above two & Hearing aids may help to some extent along with medical treatment.
Cochlear implantation is a surgery done to implant medical devices that bypass damaged structures in the inner ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve. These implants improve hearing in people with severe or profound hearing losses. A range of sounds is recognized by this but, normal hearing cannot be replaced.
A cochlear implant consists of an internal and external component. The internal component is surgically inserted under the skin behind the ear, and a narrow wire is threaded into the inner ear. An external magnetic disk connects the external component, which looks like a behind-the-ear hearing aid to the internal one through the skin.
Cochlear implants convert sound waves to electrical impulses and transmit them to the inner ear, giving people the ability to hear sounds and better understand speech without reading lips. Till date, more than 188,000 people worldwide have received cochlear implantation.
Not all hearing impaired people can opt for Cochlear implantation! First, you need to get an evaluation by a physician and audiologist associated with a cochlear implantation clinic to be considered for the cochlear implant surgery.
Ascent Hospital provides sophisticated ENT treatment for you! We help you to correct your all ear defects through treatments or surgeries. We can also help to adapt applicable hearing aids and other technologies to correct your hearing loss. Our specialists handle Cochlear Implantation surgeries in our well-equipped modern ENT theatres with absolute care.