Summary A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted neuroprosthetic device that provides a sense of sound to a person with moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss. This operation was performed using L-shape incision technique through retroauricular approach. The type of cochlear implants used here is Nuclues.
Techniques Facial recess approach
Pericanal technique - C shape - J shape - Inverted U - A least across-segment variance (LASV) S - Straight
Part of Cochlear implant External - Microphone - Speech processor - Transmitter
Internal - Receiver and stimulator - An array of up to 22 eletrodes
Type of Cochlear implant - Advanced Bionics - Nucleus - MED-EL
Application - Bilateral severe to profound Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL) - Little or no benefit fromm hearing aids - no medical contraindication for surgery - Realistic expectation - adequate cognitive function to be able to use the device