” Listening to music enhances learning ” said Doğuş University Faculty Member and Hisar Hospital Intercontinantal ENT Physician Assoc. Yavuz Selim Yıldırım answered all the questions about the cochlear implant for children with congenital hearing loss to hear again! Is there treatment for children with congenital hearing loss? What is a cochlear implant? What is the difference of cochlear implant surgery? Here are the answers to all your questions about cochlear implant treatment, in the continuation of the news!
Listening to Music Improves Learning and Hearing!
Yes, you heard (you didn’t read) wrong, Doğuş University Faculty Member and Hisar Hospital Intercontinantal ENT Physician Assoc. Yavuz Selim Yıldırım stated that listening to music increases learning in children with Cochlear Implants (Bionic Ears).
Since these children are born with congenital hearing loss, they begin to hear with cochlear implant surgery, in fact, it may mean that they are born again, they begin to recognize sounds, before there was an image, there was no sound, but after the implant, the sound and the scene begin to be interpreted together, these children hear what ordinary 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, and as they receive sound stimulation with music, they have a positive effect on their listening, speaking and language skills.
Who Is Cochlear Implant Applied?
It can be applied to anyone who has a hearing problem in both ears or in one ear, in all age groups, in congenital or acquired advanced hearing loss. It can also be applied to those who have tinnitus with hearing loss.
What Happens If a Cochlear Implant Is Not Made?
When there is no sufficient sound stimulus, learning and speech are not possible, and therefore he becomes deaf and mute.
What is the Difference Between Cochlear Implant and Other Treatments?
It is more suitable for speaking than a hearing aid, Speaks comfortably on the phone, Hears people and environmental sounds better, can adapt to daily life better, perceives sounds such as horn, alarm and siren. It distinguishes sounds better in noisy environments.
Cochlear therapy is very valuable for language development. In hearing loss, there is a problem in the development of hearing and speech, since the auditory signals are missing from the relevant brain centers. The way for hearing-impaired individuals to gain early language-speech skills, early diagnosis and treatment for the cause are very valuable. Auditory rehabilitation and auditory signals’ transmission to the brain and the interpretation and teaching of these signals are of vital importance for language development in the early period.
With Cochlear Implant Surgery, individuals with severe hearing loss can hear, understand and speak, while the hearing aid only amplifies the volume, the bionic ear can be performed bilaterally or unilaterally in any hearing loss.
Although bionic ear surgery is different from standard ear surgeries, it is a very easy and painless and painless rapid beautification process for patients.