Treatments

Cochlear Implantation

 What is a cochlear implant?    A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants do the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain.    Who can they help?Cochlear implants can help people who:have moderate to profound hearing loss in both earshave profound hearing loss in one ear with normal hearing in the other earreceive little or no benefit from hearing aidsscore 65% or less on sentence recognition tests done by hearing professional in the ear to be implantedMany people have cochlear implants in both ears (bilateral). Listening with two ears can improve your ability to identify the direction of sound and separate the sounds you want to hear from those you don’t.How do they work?A cochlear implant receives sound from the outside environment, processes it, and sends small electric currents near the auditory nerve. These electric currents activate the nerve, which then sends a signal to the brain. The brain learns to recognize this signal and the person experiences this as "hearing".The cochlear implant somewhat simulates natural hearing, where sound creates an electric current that...

Advanced technology implantable hearing devices

 Cochlear Baha® Bone Conduction Implants For more than 35 years, people all over the world have connected to sound through a Baha® bone conduction implant. The Baha System uses the body’s natural ability to conduct sound through bone conduction, and has the potential to make an immediate and positive impact on how well you hear and communicate.Your natural pathway to hearingWhile a lot of the sound we hear travels to our ears through the air (air conduction), we actually hear a great deal through vibrations in the bone (bone conduction). When a person with normal hearing hears their own voice, most of what they actually hear comes through bone conduction.Problems in your outer or middle ear can block or restrict the flow of sound waves, preventing them from getting through effectively to your inner ear. A hearing aid relies on forcing enough sound through these problem areas, whereas bone conduction implants uses the body’s natural ability to transfer sound. By exploiting the full potential of this natural process – you can hear better and clearer than ever before.How it worksWhile a hearing aid tries to push sound through the damaged area, a Baha System uses the beauty of bone conduction...

Esthetical and Functional Septorhinoplasty

 Septoplasty  and Turbinate SurgeryThe septum is made of cartilage and bone. The cartilage and bone of the septum are lined by a thin membrane called mucosa. This layer acts like a layer of skin for the inside of the nose. This layer covers and protects the cartilage and bone. It also helps to keep the inside of the nose moist.    When the septum is deviated, one or both sides of the nose can become blocked. In these instances, surgery can help correct the deviation and improve airflow. Surgery to correct a deviated septum is called a septoplasty. Septoplasty is most commonly performed to help relieve nasal obstruction. Sometimes, septoplasty is a necessary part of other surgical procedures like sinus surgery or nasal tumor removal. During a septoplasty, your surgeon will attempt to straighten the cartilage and bone that have led to the septum being deviated. During the procedure, the lining (the mucosa) is first lifted off the cartilage and bone. The cartilage and bone can then be reshaped. Sometimes, portions of the cartilage and bone need to be removed. The lining is then laid back down. Because the septal cartilage has 'memory'--it has a tendency to assume...

Head, Neck and Oncological Surgery

HEAD AND NECK CANCERSHead and neck cancers can occur under the influence of various factors and constitute approximately 10% of all body cancers. Head and neck cancers are named in various forms according to the region where they are located and the sub-locality in this region (Table 1).Table 1: Head and Neck CancersScalp and facial skin cancersNose, paranasal sinus cancersLip cancerNasopharynx cancersOral cavity cancers (tongue, oral cavity, gingiva, cheek, hard palate, soft palate)Larynx (Throat) cancersCancers of the hypopharynxRetromolar trigone cancersPriform sinus cancersOrofarinks cancersPost cricoid carcinomasTonsillar cancersFarinx's posterior wall cancersCervical esophagus cancersTongue cancerCervical tracheal cancersFarinx's posterior wall cancersThyroid cancersSalivary gland cancersTo be Alert for warning signs: No SMOKING, Less Head and Neck Cancer Risk. Smoking is the most preventable cause of these deaths. More than 200,000 people die each year from smoking-related illnesses in the United States. The good news is that this number drops with the increase in the number of Americans who quit smoking. The bad news is that some smokers are turning to smokeless tobacco, chewable tobacco, which is a safe alternative but not true. This only carries the cancer risk in the lungs from the lungs. The incidence of head and neck cancer is increased while the...

Snoring Surgery

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNE SYNDROMEExcessive snoring in sleep is a disease that eventually occurs inadequate and uncomfortable breathing in sleeping. Approximately 5-9% of people has breathing problems in sleep.SNORING (OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNE SYNDROME) CAN CAUSE SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS • Forgetfulness, lack of attention• Hypertension• Heart attack• Heart rhythm disorder• Congestion after cerebral infarction• Difficulty in controlling diabetes• Decreased sexual performance• Traffic and work accidents and go asleep while driving or paying attention to a work in Whom can be seen OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNE SYNDROME?• In men (equalized after menopause)• At older ages (40-60)• When there is excess weight• Where the neck is thick• Smokers• Alcohol users• Sedative, antidepressant, sleeping pills, etc. In use• In a situation where it is difficult to breathe in the nose or throat (such as the nasal bone deviation, large tonsils and adenoids) HOW OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNE SYNDROME IS DIAGNOSED? • by analyzing a night sleep study (polysomnography) in the sleep laboratory.• During sleep study (polysomnography), your sleep status and abnormalities in your sleep due to your breathing exchange, rhythm of your heart, devices monitoring your blood oxygen level are observing by the electrodes that are stuck to your body with monitoring.• Data obtained using specially developed computer...

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