Naomi - Zambia, ENT Surgery
Naomi from Zambia – ENT Surgery
Around a month back, Naomi, a Zambia national came to India with a history of delayed onset of speech development. She was evaluated and further diagnosed with deafness in both ears. She was merely one year and four months old when doctors discovered that Naomi was unresponsive to calls and voice-led actions intended towards her. She would only respond after seeing them.
She was taken much later for checkups to various hospitals, and local doctors diagnosed her with hearing loss. After running multiple checkups, the doctor councelled parents on the severity of the case to her parents. Parents were informed that she has to be on a hearing aid as a temporary solution. And the only thing that could bring her hearing was Cochlear Implant.
It is a surgically implanted neuroprosthetic device that provides a sense of sound to a person with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss.
Her parents started searching for the best hospital that could handle such a sophisticated surgery for their little girl. And they chose Indian Hospital.
After all kind of investigations patient was taken up for Cochlear Implant surgery which is an innovative technique, in that case, the hearing device is inserted in the inner ear that is called cochlea. After 7-10 days of the operation, stitches are removed and planned for switching on the device. After the surgery, the patient is scheduled for rigorous postoperative speech rehabilitation to achieve the best results. I thank everyone who helped me at every step.