Chennai, May 24, 2023: MGM Healthcare, a multi-specialty quaternary care hospital in the heart of Chennai is proud to announce the recent feat by the Department of ENT. Prof. Dr. Sanjeev Mohanty, HOD ENT, Head & Neck Surgery, MGM Healthcare has performed three consecutive successful cochlear implant surgery on children with congenital deafness within 24 hours, enabling them to regain their quest for hearing and speech abilities. All the 3 cochlear implantations had complex anatomical challenges for the surgeon to overcome to achieve successful outcomes
Congenital deafness poses unique challenges for children, affecting their ability to develop speech and communicate effectively. Early intervention plays a crucial role in ensuring that these children can regain their speaking abilities and fully participate in society with strong auditory verbal therapy training program post procedures. Cochlear implants have emerged as a powerful solution in such cases, allowing individuals to experience sound for the first time and utilize the residual hearing capacity with modern gadgetry and cutting-edge technology. Parents have a vital role to play 24 / 7 for the success of this programme.
Prof. Dr. Sanjeev Mohanty utilized one of the most advanced and globally acclaimed technologies for these cochlear implant surgery. The implants used are MRI compatible, representing a significant advancement in implant technology. Unlike earlier models, these implants feature a wireless sound processor, positioned discreetly behind the ear, eliminating the need for cumbersome cables. Notably, the implants are functional even underwater and are equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, enabling seamless interaction with various devices. The use of rechargeable batteries enhances convenience and accessibility for patients.