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New Delhis Apollo Hospital Treats More Than 80 Iraqis

...eart disease, for deafness, for which we are doing cochlear implants, paediatric surgeries, orthopaedics and spine. We treat them and then they go back. We form linkages with doctors in Iraq so that they have continuative care," said Anupam Sibal, the spokesperson of the hospital. The treatment of Iraqi pa...

Stem Cells Aid in Hearing Recovery

... loss may involve damage to inner ear cells called cochlear fibrocytes, which are fundamental to inner ear fun...ced hearing loss. This model specifically destroys cochlear fibrocytes and leads to acute hearing loss. Although partial recovery occurs over many weeks, hig...

Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life

...no external source of sound, without any vibratory cochlear activity taking place (which occurs when an external noise is produced). It is estimated that between 10 and 17% of the population has suffered tinnitus at some time in their lives, according to a number of international studies. Depending on the ...

Bionic Ear Restores Hearing to Von Hippel-Lindau Disease Patients

... advancement because such tumors do not affect the cochlear nerve necessary for receipt of sound in the brain. The device used in the surgery is known as a cochlear implant, which stimulates the cochlear nerve with electrical impulses, and is predominately used to ...

Radical Idea of Implanting Tiny Electrodes to the Deaf

... In nearly every measure, these work better than cochlear implants, says U-M researcher John C. Middlebrooks...e for the same people who are candidates today for cochlear implants: the profoundly deaf, who cant hear at all, and the severely deaf, whose hearing ability is...

Cochlear Implantation Increases Meningitis Risk

A new study has found that the presence of cochlear implants increases the risk of bacterial infection... the need for meningitis vaccinations in potential cochlear implant recipients. The study involved making cochleostomy incisions (opening of the inner ear spa...

Making Sense of the World Through a Cochlear Implant

...late the everyday experience of people who rely on cochlear implants, a surgically-implanted electronic device...l be able to improve the experience of people with cochlear implants, which can distort speech and have a high level of background noise. 'The idea behind the...

Hearing Loss in Children Leads to Substantial Meningitis Risk

...nd Prevention determined that children who receive cochlear implants to counter hearing loss are more likely t...itis. Worldwide, 90 of the 60,000 people receiving cochlear implant have been stricken with meningitis, drawing particular concern within the medical community....

Need for Cost-effective Hearing Implants

...ious hearing problems could have been benefited by cochlear implants, // but the prohibitive cost of such surg...ut a million are children and they need to undergo cochlear implant surgery. But the high cost of the device is proving a hindrance," said Vice Admiral V.K. Sin...

Bionic Eye may Restore Sight to the Blind

...$30,000, which he says is just about the cost of a cochlear transplant and he believes that his implants will be most successful in patients who were once fully sighted, rather than people who were blind from birth. However he wants to try the device out in those people too. Speaking in San Francisco at ...

Low Pitch Therapy for ‘ringing in the Ears

...tinnitus of a research subject. The patient uses a cochlear implant to address a constant mid-ranged pitched s...patient programs the low-pitched sound through his cochlear implant, and Zeng is currently studying how to apply this treatment for people who do not use any he...

Cochlear Implants in Both Ears Enables Better Hearing

...'s research suggests that deaf children who have a cochlear implant in each ear more accurately locate sounds ...ut the actual extent of the benefits of having two cochlear implants,' Litovsky says.Only about three percent of the 100,000 people worldwide who currently wear...

Age of Medical Miracles has come upon us

...ssor Graeme Clark, who pioneered the multi-channel cochlear implant, said he saw huge potential for bionic technology. He said, "We see ways of helping people with disabilities such as spinal injuries, nerve repair, bionic eyes, bionic ears, bionic bladders and so on." "The whole field of materials connec...

Earlier the Cochlear Implants Used Better the Speech

... have concluded that earlier a deaf child receives cochlear implants better will be his or her spoken language... When a 3? year-old child, born as deaf but used cochlear implants, able to hear partially in nine months earlier, the right time to make use of it. In cont...

Another Senior Doctor From AIIMS Contemplates Leaving Due to Infighting

...eading ENT surgeon in the country and an expert in cochlear implant surgery is now contemplating leaving the premier institution on account of being badly treated by his colleagues and students. He explained that he would consider the post of vice-chancellor of K.G. Medical University in Lucknow, which had be...

'Humiliated' Dean Contemplates Leaving AIIMS

...eading ENT surgeon in the country and an expert in cochlear implant surgery. On June 15, some doctors and students surrounded his house and shouted slogans demanding his resignation allegedly after a provocative speech by AIIMS director P. Venugopal. "After being in the profession for nearly 31 years and...

Electrosurgery Ensures Integrity Of Cochlear Implant Following Adenoids Removal

...not result in a compromise of the integrity of the cochlear implant device//, a new study has found. The findi...ipients. Twelve frozen 40 – 50 pound pigs and 12 cochlear implants with superficial defects were used for the experiment. After thawing the pigs, the cochlear...

Pollutant TBT Affects Hearing in Marine Mammals

... hair cell. Sensitive hearing in mammals relies on cochlear amplification resulting from the motor activity of outer hair cells. Hence marine mammals are the only group of animals that have outer hair cells. Apart from this other studies show that TBT is known to damage the immune and hormonal systems of ma...

New Test Offers Hope in Effective Hearing Aid Design for Babies

... hearing loss have dead regions that represent the cochlear region which is non-functional or where the cells ...es properly or to determine which children require cochlear implants. In the tests we have carried out on two adult patients, the electrophysiological test does...

Early Cochlear Implants Prove To Be Effective

... of a child which has a hearing impairment, if the cochlear implant is carried out at an early age//, according to a study conducted on cochlear implants. About 36 profoundly deaf children aged between 5 years and 14 years were studied in the re...

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