Hisar Hospital Intercontinantal Otorhinolaryngology Specialist Assoc. Yavuz Selim Yıldırım, The way that people with hearing loss gain early language-speech skills, early diagnosis and treatment for the cause are very important. He also stated that listening to music increases learning in children with Cochlear Implants (Bionic Ears).
Since these children are born with congenital hearing loss, they start to hear with cochlear implant surgery, in fact, this may mean that they are reborn, they start to recognize sounds, before there is no image, but after the implant, the sound and the image begin to be meaningful together, these children are what normal children hear. They cannot hear the sounds, they begin to make sense of the sounds they receive through implants, visual instruments and spatial environments increase learning, in the same way, it has a positive effect on listening, speaking and language skills as it receives sound stimulation with music.
Who Is a Cochlear Implant Applied?
It can be applied to anyone who has hearing problems in both ears or in one ear, congenital or later developing advanced hearing loss in all age groups. It can also be applied to those who have tinnitus with hearing loss.
What if there is no Cochlear Implant?
When there is not enough sound stimulus, there is no learning or speaking, and therefore it becomes deaf and dumb.
What are the Advantages of a Cochlear Implant?
Speak comprehension is better than hearing aid, Speaks comfortably on the phone, Hears people and environmental sounds well, can adapt better to daily life, detects sounds such as horn, alarm and siren. It distinguishes sounds better in noisy environments.
Assoc. Dr. Yavuz Selim Yıldırım emphasized that early diagnosis and treatment is very important for language development.
In hearing loss, there is a problem in the development of hearing and speech, since the passage of auditory signals to the relevant brain centers is incomplete. The way for people with hearing loss to gain early language-speaking skills, early diagnosis and treatment for the cause are very important. With auditory rehabilitation, the transmission of auditory signals to the brain and the interpretation and teaching of these signals are of vital importance for early language development.
With Cochlear Implant Surgery, individuals with severe hearing loss can hear, understand what they hear and speak, while the hearing aid only raises the sound, the bionic ear can be made bilaterally or unilaterally in all kinds of hearing loss.
Although bionic ear surgery is different from standard ear surgeries, it is a very easy and painless and fast recovery process for patients.