Once the cochlear implant surgery is completed, the external device is fitted and switched on at about 3 weeks later. The process of rehabilitation begins way before surgery with kit counselling, where the caretakers are made familiar with the device and its management.
Baseline assessment of the child’s speech, language and hearing skills is done and the skills are monitored with regular follow-up assessments and checks throughout the following years.
Auditory Verbal Therapy helps the patient to focus on their hearing modality and hence make the best use of the cochlear implants.
Routine parental training on kit-counselling, care and maintenance of the devices and accessories is arranged from the company experts to keep up with the proper use of the devices.
Music therapy, an integral part of the rehabilitation is in use regularly to bring the best out of the recipient.