WHEN HEARING AIDS ARE NOT ENOUGH

When damage to the inner ear is substantial even the most powerful & sophisticated hearing aid may not make sounds loud enough or clear enough. A child with severe hearing loss also misses out on speech.

EVERY YEAR 50,000 CHILDREN ARE BORN WITH SEVERE/PROFOUND HEARING LOSS IN KARNATAKA.

EVERY YEAR 2,500 CHILDREN ARE BORN TOTALLY DEAF IN KARNATAKA.

TODAY, AT LEAST 15,000 CHILDREN IN KARNATAKA NEED COCHLEAR IMPLANTS, TO BE ABLE TO LEAD NORMAL LIVES..

THE SOLUTION: COCHLEAR IMPLANT

Cochlear implants are an excellent option in such cases, because they bypass the damaged inner ear/hair cells and directly stimulate the auditory nerves which send signals to the brain.



Best age of implementation


Positioning of the implant

THE PROCESs


1

Identification of children

2

Auditory Screening

3

Cochlear Implant Surgery

4

Post-surgical therapy

The EXPERT Team

DR. SUNIL NARAYAN DUTT

M.S (ENT), D.N.B (ORL), D.L.O., RCS (Eng), FRCS ED, FRCS (ORL-HNS) , PhD , Clinical Fellowship – Otology/Neurotology Senior Consultant and Cochlear Implant Surgeon 

Dr. Sunil Narayan Dutt is a world-renowned Otolaryngologist with over two decades of experience in ENT. He was the first Coordinator and Head of the Department of ENT in Apollo Bangalore. He has successfully completed 400 cochlear implant surgeries in his lifetime and is dedicated to the very cause. His NGO, Vaani Pradan Kendra, has provided several children with post-surgical speech therapy.




DR. CHANDRIKA S. DUTT

DR. SUMIT KUMAR GAUR

APURV KUMAR

SARATH D DAS