BHU hospital successfully implants cochlear for 2 kids

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Published on 21 Jan 2016 12:54 PM GMT

BHU hospital successfully implants cochlear for 2 kids
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Varnasi: The doctors at the Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) department of Sir Sunderlal Hospital, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) successfully conducted cochlear implant surgery on two deaf and mute children, four-and-a-half-year-old Ashutosh of Chandauli district and 14-month-old Kanak of Deoria district.

According to BHU spokesperson, the surgery was done for free under the scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of AIDS/Appliances (ADIP) of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on Tuesday.

The Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (IMS-BHU) had recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped (AYJNIHH), Mumbai for cochlear implant for the hearing impaired persons under ADIP scheme.

The cochlear implant is a prosthetic device, a part of which is surgically implanted inside the cochlea. Cochlear implants have been found to be beneficial for children and adults with severe to profound hearing loss and steeply sloping hearing loss who do not benefit adequately with hearing aids but have an intact auditory nerve. While a hearing aid provides amplified sound energy to the ear, the cochlear implant directly provides electrical stimulation to the nerve endings in the cochlea.

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