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Tattoo Removal in Dwarka by Dr. Navjot Singh Arora
Tattoo/Birthmark Removal
A tattoo design is formed by injecting ink and pigments into the dermis of skin through pricking method.

Though the idea of getting inked sounds fun, it happens quite often that people regret the choice of a permanent tattoo.

The good news is that it is now possible to remove the permanent tattoo fully/partially by latest treatment options.

Treatment Available
At Dermaheal Skin and Hair Clinic, permanent tattoo removal is done by most advanced Q- SWITCHED Nd : YAG LASER which is safe as well as effective. This laser is also used to reduce the appearance of:
Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Freckles and Lentigenes removal
Nevus of ota
Pigmentary Demarcation Lines

About The Procedure
Before beginning the treatment, numbing cream is applied to make the procedure more comfortable for the patient.
Laser is guided over the selected area of the tattoo that emits pulses of light energy which is absorbed by the pigments, heating and breaking them into smaller fragments. These particles are absorbed by our immune system which are then excreted through the lymphatic system. As these fragments are recognized as foreign substance/waste by our body, they are discarded by natural means of excretion (urine, sweat and fecal matter).
Number of sessions required depends on the shape, size and area of the tattoo. However usually minimum of 3-4 sessions are needed to visualize the difference in results.
The interval between each session ranges from 3-5 weeks.
Mild swelling and redness may occur post procedure, for which topical medications are prescribed.
One can expect a significant reduction in the appearance of tattoo following the sequential sessions.

At Dermaheal Skin and Hair Clinic
Get your permanent tattoo removed with advanced technology and at an affordable price.
To enquire in detail about laser tattoo removal and other cosmetic treatments best suited for your individual needs, schedule an appointment with our trusted and experienced dermatologist Dr. Navjot Singh Arora at Dermaheal Skin and Hair Clinic, Dwarka Sector 7, Delhi.

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Tattoo Removal In Vasundhara | Tattoo Removal In Indirapuram | Tattoo Removal In Vaishali - Twachaaclinic
Q-Switch for Tattoo/ Nevus Removal

Extremely short pulse, Q-switched (QS) laser systems can successfully lighten or eradicate a variety of pigmented lesions. Pigmented lesions that are treatable include freckles and birthmarks including some congenital melanocytic naevi, naevi of Ota/Ito and Becker naevi. The QS laser systems can also selectively destroy tattoo pigment without causing much damage to the surrounding skin. The altered pigment is then removed from the skin by scavenging white blood cell.

How will my skin react to the treatment?
During treatment the tattoo will appear to have a white surface layer which is the first initial sign that the process is working. This is caused by the breaking down of pigment and the reaction to the laser, this colouring will subside within a couple of hours. Immediately after treatment the surrounding skin is likely to show a red discoloration and a small amount of pinpoint bleeding may occur. The feeling can be compared to a mild sunburn where swelling and redness may last for one week. Over the next few days a small amount of blistering may occur followed by a scab or thin crust, which should be left untouched to eventually fall off. The skin will remain red for a few days to a week or two and begin to heal on its own.

All of these reactions are a normal response to the removal process and the way in which the body begins to heal.

How many treatments will I need?
Generally the average required number of treatments varies from 3-8 depending on various indications. Dr. Megha Modi will guide you according to your skin condition.

What are post treatment care?
Post treatment care is vital to ensure the treated area heals effectively to achieve your desired results. The following steps should be carefully executed:

Apply an aloe vera or antiseptic ointment to the treatment area
Avoid direct sun exposure during the entire healing process and ensure adequate SPF sun cream is applied and/or clothing is covering the area (this includes tanning beds).
Avoid prolonged exposure to water and avoid excessive heat in the skin for 48 – 72hours post treatment. Excess moisture will hinder the wound/scab from healing
Avoid scratching, picking or touching the direct or surrounding area
Cold packs or a cool cloth may be applied if further discomfort persists

Does tattoo removal hurt?
A client can expect to feel a level of discomfort however pain is an individual experience. Most may compare the pain to a flick from an elastic band.

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Dermal Fillers Treatment in Dwarka at Affordable Cost - Dermaheal
Dermal Fillers Treatment in Dwarka
Soft tissue fillers also known as dermal fillers are widely used as an anti aging treatment which significantly helps the patient to replace the lost facial volume thereby diminishing the appearance of creases and wrinkles.

As dermal fillers get absorbed by the body as the time passes, so it can only provide a temporary effect ( generally up to one and a half years )

Uses Of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers help in recontouring the facial features by uplifting the face and restoring a smoother appearance to the overall face.
It gives additional plump to cheeks which re-establishes a youthful and fresh look.
Dermal fillers are also used as lip fillers, reshaping the lips according to the individual’s desires, making them more supple, hydrated, luscious and beautiful.
Dermal fillers also help in reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds.
Patients with under eye shadows are the ideal candidates to get under eye fillers.

It improves the appearance of sunken eyes and enhances the tear troughs.

Under eye fillers dramatically improve the wearisome look and intensifies the features instantly.

How it works
Dermal fillers are carefully introduced to the dermis of the skin by different techniques of injection therefore they are sometimes also called as Injectable fillers.
Use of proper injection techniques is very important as it determines the even distribution of fillers to the site of insertion.
Dermal fillers come in the form of prefilled syringes containing local anaesthetic agents which when injected causes a mild stinging sensation which subsides after some time.
Dermal fillers are usually injected around cheeks, lips, and jaws and sometimes around eyes and forehead according to the requirement.

Post Care
We provide detailed counseling regarding the pre and post instructions and management followed by the procedures as proper post care is equally important to maintain the efficacy of the treatment.
The treated area should not be manipulated immediately by pressure in any way unless advised.
Life span of soft tissue fillers is hampered by constant exposure to environment of extreme temperature.

At Dermaheal Skin and Hair Clinic
Derma heal Skin and Hair Clinic ensures to provide our patients the best quality of fillers which enlivens their faces instantly leaving their skin glowing, hydrated and contoured.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Navjot Singh Arora at Dermaheal Skin and Hair Clinic, Dwarka Sector 7, Delhi to know more about the fillers best suited for you based on your personalized requirements and get the rejuvenated look you deserve.

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Thread Lift Treatment in Dwarka by Dr. Navjot Singh Arora
Thread Lifting In Dwarka
What exactly is Thread Lift
Thread lifting is one of the finest procedure to redefine the facial contours and reverse some Signs Of Ageing which can help you in creating a remarkable difference to attain a youthful face.

Signs of ageing include - loosening of skin causing sagging, folds and creases due to loss of muscle mass, bone density and decreased production of elastin and collagen.

Thread lifting is a revolutionizing alternative to surgical face lift, as it is minimally invasive so it brings new hope for those who are afraid of traditional surgeries.

It is a non -surgical and quick procedure with minimum downtime and no major risks involved.

Wonders of Thread Lifting

Thread lifting helps in elevating the sagging skin of cheeks, neck, chin and jaws. So this option of anti ageing treatment is a boon especially for those who are in their middle ages ( mid thirties to late fifties )

It has also proven to be effective in younger patients who desire certain cosmetic procedures to enhance their facial feature like Eyebrow Lifting, double chin etc.

As thread lifting works against the pulling effect of gravity, it also allows jaw line reshaping establishing a chiseled frame

The results of thread lifting allows the patients to regain self confidence.

The restoration of vitality that comes post procedure is unparalleled

The trimmed face due to skin tightening also helps in reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles thus making the overall appearance fresh, smooth and youthful

Somber expressions due to loose, dull and tired looking skin are replaced making the patient feel happy and stress free about their facial appearance.

How it works
So as to tighten the skin, strands of specially designed threads are inserted into the facial skin with the help of fine needles along different directions in order to create a mesh of threads resulting in firm and elevated tissues.

These barbed threads are dissolvable and the effects are long lasting (usually up to 2-3 yrs). The Polydiaoxanone threads are placed in the subcutaneous plane under the ptosed facial skin.

Local anesthetic agent is applied so there is minimum discomfort to the patient.

Thread lifting enhances production of elastin and collagen thereby increasing the durability of the results due to collagen remodelling.

Results of skin tightening and rejuvenation can be observed instantly post procedure but the toning and overall elevation keeps improving over next few months.

Why Us
We at Dermaheal Skin and Hair Clinic offer variety of anti ageing and cosmetic treatments. We ensure to provide hassle free and comfortable experience to our patients which motivates them in overcoming their doubts and fears regarding the procedures. As a result, a sense of self esteem is rebuilt along with cheerful satisfaction.

Dr. Navjot Singh Arora personally assesses and counsels the patient before planning the treatment, ensuring to modify it according to individual’s requirements.

Thread lifting can be combined with various other procedures varying from patient to patient.

Patients are properly counseled regarding the maintenance after the procedure has been performed to enhance the effectiveness of the treatments.

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Child Kidney Specialist in Delhi - Dr. Sidharth Kumar sethi
Healthy Kidneys For Healthy Kids

Better kidney health for kids: What you should know!
Did you know that kidney diseases can start young? Literally. Unlike in the case of grown-ups, children can develop kidney diseases due to congenital defect, prematurity, or past hospitalization. "Also, children with a high-risk birth and early childhood history should be watched closely in order to help detect early signs of kidney disease in time to provide effective prevention or treatment. Needless to say that the sooner the issue is diagnosed, better can be the results," adds Dr Sidharth Kumar Sethi, Consultant, Pediatric Nephrology, Medanta, The Medicity, Gurgaon.

Early signs of kidney disease in kids
Early diagnose of kidney problem can help treat the ailment in time. Here are some signs that you should watch out for:

- Swelling around the eyes-face -feet- abdomen- whole body - Bed wetting (5 years or older) can be since birth or if the problem recurs after the child had stopped bed wetting for some time -Frequent urination - Crying during urination (in infants) - Painful urination (in older kids) - Unpleasant-smelling urine -Unexplained low-grade fever or recurrent fever episodes - Urine that is cloudy, bloody or dark brown - Persistent abdominal pain - Childhood renal stones - Frequent severe headaches - High blood pressure - Producing less urine -Producing more than 2 litre urine/ day -Poor appetite (in older children) - Poor eating habits, vomiting (in newborns & infants) - Slow growth or weight gain -Weak urinary stream, dribbling of urine stream - Weakness, excessive tiredness or loss of energy - Pale skin appearance

Protection plan
Have lots of water: To keep kidneys healthy, kids should stay hydrated- mostly by drinking water. Their pee should be pale in color, and they should drink more than usual when exercising especially under a hot sun. Kids should avoid nutrient-spiked drinks. Enough water is still the best and safest bet to meet their fluid needs.

Avoid sports drinks and processed: Today's diets are so extreme and unhealthy. Vitamin waters, sports or energy drinks, processed 'super-foods' are not nutritious and add to the risk of obesity in children.

Avoid too much protein: Protein intake should be in adequate amount. It is advisable to not make your kids indulge in too much protein.

Excess salt is bad: Too much sodium (in junk food, burgers, chips and street food) can contribute to high blood pressure. Eating more whole foods, choosing fewer processed foods- emphasizing those with made without added salt or sauce can help lower sodium intake. Cooking more at home can also help families slash sodium. Cut back on table salt and salty snacks.

Regular exercise: Increasing physical activity not only helps to reduce blood pressure, but it can help a child who is overweight reach and maintain a healthy weight. Sports and exercise programs at school may be good ways to increase the child's activity level.

Who should be screened?
Following children should be screened by a specialist for blood and urine test; growth and blood pressure:

Family history of kidney disease
Children born early or small-for-date
Obese children; or those not growing well
Abnormal antenatal ultrasound
History of urine infection
Abnormal urine examination
It is also extremely important for the health community to encourage pregnant females to undergo antenatal ultasonography. With the growing cases of kidney issues in children, it is crucial that we encourage and facilitate education, early detection and a healthy life style in children, starting at birth and continuing through to old age, to combat the increase of preventable kidney damage and to treat children early.

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Expertise - Pediatric Nephrotic syndrome, Renal dysplasia, Chronic Kidney disease, Neurogenic bladder - Pediatricnephrologyindia
Dr. Sethi at Medanta, The Medicity is the leading Pediatric Nephrologist providing diagnostic and treatment services for children with conditions of the kidney especially Nephrotic syndrome, Glomerular disorders, rare tubular disorders and Chronic Kidney disease. Our team is the leading dialysis and renal transplant service centre for children. Dr. Sethi & team believes in personalized care that focuses on individual patient and family needs. Our team understands the challenges many of our families face when trying to access the care they need. Our caring goes beyond diagnostics and treatment. Our team is nationally recognized for their innovation, experience, dedication and expertise. We have the newest dialysis technology inpatient and outpatient, and provides comprehensive kidney transplant care to children of all ages.

Dr. Sethi leads in care of children with the following disorders:
Pediatric Nephrotic syndrome
Complex recurrent urinary tract disorders
Glomerular disorders
Blood or protein in the urine
Hemolytic uremic syndrome
Rare tubular disorders
Polycystic kidney diseases
Neurogenic bladder
Renal dysplasia
Renal tubular acidosis
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Vesicoureteral reflux
Acute Kidney Injury
Chronic Kidney disease
Kidney Transplantation- Blood group compatible and incompatible; transplantation in complex renal anomalies

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Nephrotic syndrome Specialist in India - Dr. Sidharth Kumar Sethi
Nephrotic Syndrome

Most people have two kidneys, one on either side of the body just beneath the ribcage. Healthy kidneys filter the blood and allow small particles of waste products and water to be excreted as urine. Kidneys also play important role in the control of blood pressure, maintenance of bone health and formation of red blood cells.

What is nephrotic syndrome?
Nephrotic syndrome occurs when the kidneys leak large amounts of protein (especially albumin) into the urine. It is these proteins which is mainly responsible for holding water in the blood vessels, and when they are lost in urine, their level decreases in the blood which causes the water to come out of the blood vessels and cause swelling (edema).

What causes Nephrotic Syndrome?
In most cases, the exact cause of nephrotic syndrome is not known. There is no relationship with diet or socioeconomic status of the family. It is non-infectious and does not transfer to other family members

What are the symptoms?
The most common symptom is swelling (edema). It first appears on the face, especially around the eyes which is most prominent in the morning when the child gets up and decreases by the evening.

Other symptoms include: Frothy urine, weakness and tiredness, passing less urine than usual, recurrent infections, diarrhoea.

What is the treatment?
Prednisolone (steroid) is the drug of choice when the child is first diagnosed. Most children respond to this drug with disappearance of the protein in the urine and loss of swelling within 1-2 weeks (we call this REMISSION). Other drugs like diuretics, ACE inhibitors, etc may be required for symptomatic treatment.

Those who do not respond to steroids are given second line drugs like Cyclophosphamide, MMF, Levamisole and other immunomodulators as decided by your doctor according to the individual patient profile.

Duration of treatment: First episode is treated for 3 months and subsequent episodes are treated as decided by your physician.

What are the side effects of the treatment?
Common Side Effects of Steroids are:

Decreased resistance to infections such as cough and cold
Increase in appetite
Flushed, swollen cheeks and stretch marks on the skin
Rise in blood pressure
Behavioral problems e.g temper tantrums, or mood changes.
However most of the side effects are reversible and wean off once the steroid is stopped.

Long term supervision and course of nephrotic syndrome
In most cases the child with nephrotic syndrome becomes completely well with prednisolone treatment, and there are very few who require second line treatment which includes immunomodulators and other drugs.

The child may remain well for several months or longer. During this period, the child should be regarded as being normal, and should not be made to feel different from other children.

In majority of cases, however, nephrotic syndrome recurs. The recurrence is indicated by appearance of swelling around the eyes, which, if untreated, gradually increases to involve the face, feet, legs and abdomen, and in such conditions, doctor should be consulted immediately. Relapses are common in early childhood but decrease with age.

More than 90% of children with nephrotic syndrome go into adulthood with their kidneys functioning normally.

What are parents expected to do at home?
Starting and stopping of medicines should be strictly done as advised by the doctor.
Daily urine protein monitoring by urine dipsticks till negative for three days then atleast thrice a week during remission.
Keep a diary of all urine results so that your doctor can review your child’s progress in clinic. The dose of Prednisolone and any other medications and other comments should also be recorded.
In remission phase immediately report to the doctor under following conditions:
Swelling around the eyes
Decreased urine output
Urine protein 1+ or more for persistent 2-3 days
Any sign of infection like cough, cold, coryza.

Dietary advice for your child:
The child should be given a diet with enough proteins. High protein food items include milk and milk products, dal, chana, soyabean, eggs, meat and fish.

If the child is edematous, the doctor might advise salt restriction. Once the swelling disappears, the child can have his usual diet. It must be understood that salt has no role in the causation of nephrotic syndrome. No benefit can be expected by prolonged restriction of salt unless advised by the doctor for some other reason (e.g., if the blood pressure is high).

When is kidney biopsy required?
Very few children require kidney biopsy. Certain conditions in which children do not respond to daily treatment or have persistent gross hematuria, persistent hypertension, low complement level (C3 / C4) require kidney biopsy.

What immunizations are necessary?
Children who are on steroid medications and other immunosuprressives can become very unwell if exposed to CHICKENPOX or MEASLES, therefore they should be immunized for the same and also receive pneumococcal vaccine.

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Dr. Ameet Kishore Provides the treatment for Allergic Rhinitis In Children
Allergic Rhinitis In Children
Rhinitis is a reaction that can occur in the nose, eyes, and throat. Generally, this is caused when the person or child inhales an allergen through the mouth, nose or if the allergen comes in contact with the eyes. These allergens increase the release of histamine inside the body. As a result, there is a set of allergic reactions like itching, sneezing, swelling, and the building of fluids inside the fragile linings of the nose and eyelids. However, this is unusual, but children under the age of 2 years can get sensitized to the available indoor allergens (a substance that can cause allergy). Some of the most common indoor allergens are mites and pet danders. Sensitization to the outdoor allergens is more commonly seen in children older than five years.

So, What Is Allergic Rhinitis?
Allergic rhinitis is the reaction that can occur in the eyes, throat and nose. It is caused by an allergy-causing agent known as allergens. Normally these allergens are harmless, but when children or people have an allergy to a particular allergen, the body thinks that this is a foreign particle and attacks them to kill them. For this body releases histamine. This histamine causes several reactions like itching and swelling of the affected part.

Causes Of Allergic Rhinitis
Generally, allergic rhinitis occurs when the child inhales something they are allergic to. It starts a set of chain reactions in the local part, particularly the nasal passage (nostrils). Some of the most common reasons for allergic rhinitis are:-

Pollens. Either they are from trees, grass or weeds.
Dust particles.
Waste of cockroaches.
Animal dander (a material that is shed from the body of humans and animals containing furs or hair)
House dust mites.
Mould (fungi).
What Are The Symptoms Of Allergic Rhinitis?
Each child may experience differentsymptoms. However, the most common symptoms of allergic rhinitis are listed below.

Clear drainage from the nose
You may observe the presence of a bump at the back of your neck.
Itchy nose, throat, eyes, and ears
Stuffy nose
Runny nose
If the problem persists for longer than one year, the children might also experience some of the following symptoms.

Breathing through the mouth makes it difficult to breathe through the nose due to rhinitis.
Ear infections that come back again after treatment.
There will be a markedly decrease in the school performance of the child.

What Are At The Risk Of Having Allergic Rhinitis?
Children who are already suffering from other allergic diseases like asthma, food allergy, and eczema are more likely to get affected by allergic rhinitis. For example, among the children having asthma, about 8 out of every ten children also have allergic rhinitis. In addition, children whose parents have a history of allergic rhinitis are also at a higher risk of having allergic rhinitis.

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Best ENT & Cochlear Implant Doctor in Delhi - Dr. Ameet Kishore
Dr. Ameet Kishore - Best ENT Doctor in india
Dr (Prof) Ameet Kishore is a graduate of the AFMC (Pune) and was awarded the medal for ENT. He obtained his higher surgical training in ENT Surgery in the UK and attained Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as well as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

He has received special training and experience in Microscopic Ear surgery, Neuro-Otology, Cochlear Implants, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and in Paediatric ENT at various centres in UK, Europe and USA.

He was trained at the National Centre for Cochlear Implantation (UK) since 1995 and thus has extensive experience in management of deafness and in cochlear implantation. He set up and is the lead surgeon for the cochlear and hearing implant programme (for children and adults) at Apollo Hospitals. He has over 1800 cochlear implant recipients in this programme.

His team is particularly experienced in management of complex cochlear situations and is the only active programme in North India for Auditory Brainstem Implantation.

This programme also provides Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA), Bonebridge and Vibrant Soundbridge middle ear implants as options for patients with hearing loss.

Dr Kishore has large experience in endoscopic nasal and sinus surgical procedures like Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) and Balloon Sinuplasty. Also performs advanced endoscopic procedures such as orbital decompression, optic nerve decompression, dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), endoscopic closure of CSF leaks and endoscopic pituitary tumour surgery.

He was trained at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow in the Paediatric ENT, and is competent in the management of the child with common ENT problems as well as complex conditions that affect the paediatric ear, nose, throat and airway.

Is experienced in the management of conditions and lumps of the head and neck, salivary and thyroid gland. Well versed in microlaryngeal surgery and phonosurgical techniques for hoarseness.

He held the post of Consultant and Sr Lecturer at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary University Hospital for a number of years before returning to India, having spent over 15 years overseas.

His academic profile includes 6 book chapters, over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals and numerous presentations at National and International Conferences.

With over 25 years of ENT experience, he is Sr Consultant in ENT & Neurotology at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi and the Founder Director & Lead Consultant of Adventis ENT, Head Neck & Cochlear Implant Clincs.

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Cochlear Implant Surgery In India done by Dr. Ameet Kishore
What Are Cochlear Implants?
While the majority of people who suffer from hearing loss may be helped with hearing aids, for some, hearing aids do not provide the benefits they need. Why is this?

Simply stated, hearing aids only amplify sounds. For people with a moderate - to - profound hearing loss, even the most advanced hearing aids may not work because making sounds louder does not make them clearer.

You may be able to hear sound with hearing aids, but understanding speech and other sounds may still be very difficult. Using a hearing aid with a moderate - to - profound hearing loss can be likened to listening to a loud, badly tuned radio program. And in some cases hearing aids may not provide audibility. In such cases, a cochlear implant may be the best option.

What is a cochlear implant ?
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that can restore useful hearing and provide improved communication abilities for persons who have severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss (nerve deafness) and who cannot benefit from hearing aids.

How is an implant different from a hearing aid?
Cochlear implants differ from hearing aids in two important ways:

Hearing aids simply amplify sounds. A cochlear implant, on the other hand, transforms speech and other sounds into electrical energy that is used to stimulate the hearing nerve in the inner ear
Unlike most hearing aids, cochlear implants have both internal and external components. The implant system consists of an external speech processor and headset (worn behind the ear) and an internal, surgically implanted receiver/stimulator package with an electrode array.
A cochlear implant does the job of the hair cells in the inner ear. As a result it restores your ability to perceive and understand sound. Unlike a hearing aid, a cochlear implant doesn't make sounds louder. Rather, it bypasses the damaged part of the ear and stimulates the auditory (hearing) nerve directly. This provides a clearer understanding of sound and speech.

Working of a cochlear implant:
Sound is picked up by a microphone placed on the ear.
The microphone converts the sound into electrical energy. This electrical signal is transmitted through a cable to the speech processor.
The speech processor is an ear level device. It analyses and digitises the sound into coded signals. This coding is done by the processor depending on how it is programmed.
The coded signal from the speech processor is sent to the transmitting coil worn on the head. This coil is held in place with a magnet. The transmitting coil sends the coded signal across the skin via radio frequency link, to the receiver stimulator package.
The receiver- stimulator package is surgically fitted in the mastoid bone of the skull just behind the ear. The receiver stimulator package contains a magnet so that the transmitting coil and receiver are aligned with each other without any direct contact through the skin.
The signal from the receiver stimulator package is sent to the electrode array which has been surgically put into the scala tympani of the cochlea.
Stimulation of the electrode array leads to stimulation of the nerve endings in the cochlea. This results in a sensation of sound.

What Are The Benefits Of A Cochlear Implant System?
Hearing is the basis on which we learn to speak and communicate with our friends and families in schools and communities. Cochlear implant systems can offer a wide range of benefits including hearing speech, environmental sounds and music.

Nearly all cochlear implant users hear environmental sounds, keeping them in touch with their surroundings - including traffic, sirens, alarms etc.

Virtually all recipients hear speech sounds through their cochlear implant. It usually takes some time to begin to understand these sounds especially for children.

Learning to understand speech and speech in difficult situations allows many adults to return to work or to continue a career which was interrupted by hearing loss.

Hearing the speech of others as well as their own voice helps CI recipients to tune their speaking abilities. Recipient s report that improved speech skills can open up new social, educational and career opportunities.

Many people are able to use the CI system so effectively that they can understand speech without lip - reading and can have interactive conversations over standard and mobile phones.

Infants and children
Children born with a profound hearing loss who received a cochlear implant at a young age may learn to listen and speak, going on to obtain age appropriate language skills. Your child may be able to attend a mainstream school and enjoy success in further education, employment and community life.

Studies have shown that children implanted before the age of two achieved spoken language skills equal to, or closely ranked with their hearing peers.

For many adults, suffering a hearing loss is just part of getting older. While hearing aids can be effective, there may come a time when a hearing aid just isn't enough.

Talking on the phone, reading to your grandchildren and taking part in community activities or social events may once again be possible with a cochlear implant.

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