Pediatric cochlear surgical implant rehabilitation program

cochlear implant surgeryPROGRAM DETAILS:

The PEDIATRIC COCHLEAR SURGICAL IMPLANT REHABILITATION PROGRAM is 39 days long and includes the following:

CONSULTATION/ EVALUATION, LABORATORY TESTS, AND IMAGING:

CONSULTATION AND EVALUATION:

  • Medical consultation with specialist and confection of medical records
  • Medical consultation with Audiology, ENT, paediatrics, phoniatrics, logopedics, multidisciplinary evaluation
  • Psychology evaluation
  • Visual and audition evoked potentials
  • Psychotherapy evaluation

LABORATORY TESTS AND STUDIES:

Laboratory testing and analysis for the following:

  • Blood Count test
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (automated method) test
  • Glucose test
  • Coagulation test
  • Creatinine test
  • Uric Acid test
  • Urea test
  • Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminansa test
  • Transaminansa Glutamic Pyruvic test
  • Alkaline Phosphatase test
  • Gamma Glutamyl Transferase test
  • Serology test

IMAGING:

  • Electroencephalogram
  • Cranium CT scan

SURGICAL PROCEDURE:

  • Operating room
  • Anaesthesia (TIVA basic);
  • Imaging enhancement in operating room;
  • Navigator and blood recovering devices
  • Surgery (Cochlear Implant Surgery);
  • Use of navigator in operating room;
  • Hospital accommodation (2 nighs); and
  • Monitoring and evaluation

REHABILITATION (36 days):

Awakening the Implant: “Awaking” is adjusting the brain to the new way of receiving sound input which involves intensive individualized habilitation and rehabilitation s carried out by a multidisciplinary team of speech language pathologists, educators of the deaf, doctor, audiologist, and other professionals. The program is patient-centered requires the collaboration of the recipient, family and the therapists to achieve greatest potential.

The awakening process involves the following two steps:

  1. Programming the device or “tuning” / “mapping” the device so the user can hear sounds through it; and
  2. The rehabilitation process whereby the user is taught to “make sense of” the sounds they’re hearing.

A cochlear implant allows for the access of sound that the patient has not been exposed to or used to. The brain needs time to recognize and understand these sounds as well as time to get used to them.

The awakening program would include but not be limited to the following:

  • Detection between the presence or absence of sound
  • Understand the difference between sounds and whole words
  • Understand new sounds that have not been heard before
  • Distinguishing sounds from each other
  • Labeling the sounds with specific characteristics
  • How to make speech sounds
  • How to understand speech
  • Improve listening skills
  • Read along and follow someone else’s speech while they read aloud
  • Help the user’s speech clearer. Learn and practice skills that will make the user more comfortable when talking
  • How to understand someone talking without being able to see their lips

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • The above program does not include medications for certain conditions such as
    depression, blood coagulation, etc.
  • Medicaments, fluids, blood and derivatives to be used, as well as additional procedure(s)
    performed not included in the exact treatment would be invoiced
    separately on upon the conclusion of said treatment / procedure(s)

ACCOMMODATION:

Private room with the following features:

  • Electronic patient bed
  • Equipment for disabled patient
  • Oxygen hookup
  • Three à la carte meals taking into account the patient’s preferences and / or special diets prescribed by physician
  • Fully equipped private bathroom
  • Infirmary and nursing care
  • Colour TV with national and international channels
  • Local and international phone services (extra cost will apply)
  • Safe box
  • Internet service on every floor
  • Laundry services

ADDITIONAL SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM:

  • Assistance in visa issuance and extension (If needs be)
  • Each patient/ companion will be assigned a multi-lingual field member with the mandate of attending to all of our patients’ translation and personal needs
  • 20 hours internet service
  • Local airport pickup and drop
  • Hospital pickup and drop

Cochlear Implant Surgery


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