300 people escape deafness, dumbness thanks to cochlear implant

One of great achievements in ear-nose-throat health care which the Ear-Nose-Throat Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City performed is a cochlear implant (CI)- a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf.

Ear-Nose-Throat Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday announced it has implanted cochlear for 300 people in the period 2000-2016 in its celebration of 30th establishment anniversary and scientific conference 2016.

Patients who had been implanted the devices are able to re-gain their hearing

The group of adults and children who who have lost their hearing later in life can speak well after one or two year implantation while the group of congenitally deaf people who are undertaken surgery for cochlear implant and learn language can converse after two or three years and integrate with the society well.

Experts said that cochlear implantation has great meaning in treating inborn dumb kids who can not speak because of deafness. Accordingly, children are undertaken for cochlear implant before preschool age will help them integrate into the community well and study with normal children.

By Tuong Lam - translated by Anh Quan

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