Cochlear implant surgery (for profound hearing loss) at Hospital da Luz Arrábida
The surgical treatment of profound hearing loss can be performed at Hospital da Arrábida.
José Abrunhosa, otorhinolaryngologist at this hospital, has been applying a differentiated surgical technique, consisting in the insertion of a cochlear implant.
It is an electronic device with the function of stimulating the auditory nerve and recreating sound sensations.
Thus, the device has the purpose of replacing the functions of inner ear cells in patients with profound hearing loss.
The cochlear implant allows:
- Improvement of hearing levels;
- Improvement in terms of speech and language development, compatible with age;
- Improvement in terms of patient self-esteem and confidence, favouring the relationship and communication with family, friends, work colleagues and society in general.