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Welcome to the Cochlear Implant landing page of Dr. Shree C Rao, a renowned EarSurgeon based in Hyderabad. With a passion for transforming lives through the power of sound, Dr. Rao is a leading expert in cochlear implants. With years of experience and a compassionate approach, Dr. Rao has helped numerous patients regain their hearing and improve their quality of life. Whether you’re seeking consultation, evaluation, or surgery for yourself or a loved one, you’re in trusted hands with Dr. Shree C Rao. Explore the possibilities of cochlear implants and take the first step towards a world of better hearing.

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What is cochlear implant surgery?

A cochlear implant is a device that helps you hear sounds and understand language. The surgical procedure will insert an implant inside, behind the ear and activate it with an external component. The surgical procedure is performed under general anaesthesia as an outpatient surgery. A cochlear implant bypasses the damaged parts in the ear and sends sound signals directly to the hearing nerve. Get treated from the best Cochlear Implant Surgeon in India and restore your hearing.

Who needs cochlear implant surgery?

  • Children suffering from congenital hearing loss
  • People who suffer from severe to profound hearing loss
  • People who rely on both sign language and hearing aids
  • People who use hearing aids and do not benefit from them

What is the functioning of a cochlear implant?

A cochlear implant consists of two components, namely:

An External component is present outside behind the ear. It consists of a microphone which recognises sounds, a speech processor which converts received sounds to digital signals, a coil transmitter which transmits received signals to an internal component present beneath the skin and a power source or a battery.

The internal component is called the implant, consisting of a receiver and an array. The receiver receives the digital signals and sends them to the acoustic nerve. The array will stimulate the cochlear nerve and help in recognising the sounds.

How is cochlear implant surgery performed?

Cochlear implant surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia. A tiny incision is made behind the ear to access the mastoid bone, and the internal component is implanted. Then, the electrodes are inserted with extreme prudence into the cochlea and stitched to the incision site. The internal component contains a magnet, and the external component is attached to it when placed on the skin behind the ear. Dr.Shree Rao completes the surgery within 2 hrs, and you can recover in 4-5 weeks. Consult and get treated from the best Cochlear Implant Surgeon in India today.

Cochlear implant surgery recovery time

Recovery from cochlear implant surgery is seen after the 4th week. Usually, the implant is activated after the 3rd week, and one can hear after the activation. Dr. Shree suggests speech recognition therapy after implant activation for better speech and communication in less time. Audio training and speech therapy will help to hear and learn to communicate better than other those who do not take them. Regular follow-up sessions are needed to monitor your hearing performance and to improve your speech condition.

How will a cochlear implant benefit hearing?

  • Able to hear clearly and respond
  • You can communicate with anyone easily and build social relationships
  • Easily communicate over the phone
  • You can happily connect with your family members and friends
  • No need to rely on sign language
  • Can hear and understand speech in crowded environments
  • Enjoy your favourite movie or music
  • Children learn more and adapt to the environment

About Dr. Shree Cuddapah Rao

Consult Dr. Shree Rao - Best Cochlear Implant Surgeon in India

Dr. Shree Cuddapah Rao is acclaimed as one of the best Pediatric ENT specialists in Hyderabad. With 10+ years of deep domain experience in the field of ENT, she is the director at Dr. Rao’s ENT Super Specialty International Hospital.

Dr.Shree Rao underwent specialized training in Rhinoplasty / Facial Plastic surgery at Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. She also underwent advanced training in cochlear implant surgery under Padmashri Dr. Milind V Kirtane and has a Fellowship in cochlear implant. Having performed over 200 successful cochlear implants for patients from all over the world, Dr. Shree Cuddapah Rao is also the recipient of several prestigious accolades in the domain of ENT and considered as the best Cochlear Implant Surgeon in India.

Pediatric ENT FAQs

Children suffering from difficulty in hearing, congenital hearing loss, or hereditary hearing loss can hear after cochlear implant surgery. Surgery during their early stages will help them learn language skills and develop communication skills. Get treated from the best Cochlear Implant Surgeon in India

Cochlear implant surgery is generally considered safe, and serious complications are rare. However, as with any surgery, there is a small risk of infection, bleeding, or damage to surrounding structures. Dr.Shree Rao performs surgery with utmost care and precisely by following the best practices.

No, the cochlear implant surgery procedure is performed under general anaesthesia. So patients do not feel pain during surgery. After the surgery, some feel pain at the surgical site which is relieved with medication.

Cochlear implant surgery is typically recommended for individuals with severe to profound hearing loss who do not benefit from hearing aids. Children with profound hearing loss can receive cochlear implants from the age of 9 months, while children with severe to profound hearing loss can receive cochlear implants from the age of 24 months. Adults and senior citizens who have lost their hearing later in life may also be suitable candidates for cochlear implants.

Yes, adults and senior citizens who suffer from presbycusis or age-related hearing loss can benefit from cochlear implant surgery. Amplifying sounds is not useful in such cases as they may have lost hair cells in the ear. Cochlear implants bypass the damaged hair cells and provide hearing. Consult your ENT specialist to determine if cochlear implant surgery is the best option for your hearing loss.

Cochlear implants may not completely restore natural hearing, but they provide significant improvement in hearing and understanding speech. They are the best option for individuals who suffer from severe to profound hearing loss and are not able to benefit from hearing aids. The hearing capacity may differ from person to person depending on various factors, so consult your ENT specialist to determine the best possible outcome for you.

In children, the implant is typically activated between the 3rd and 5th week after surgery, and they can start to hear sounds from that point. However, they will still need to undergo speech therapy and auditory training to recognize sounds and understand speech. With regular therapy and training sessions, they can hear and communicate within 8-12 months. For adults or senior citizens, the recovery time is still shorter. Dr. Shree Rao monitors post-surgery care and helps patients recover quickly.

Complete recovery from cochlear implants takes 3- 6 months. By following healthy habits, proper medication, and diet you can recover in less time. Monitor your recovery progress by timely consulting with your ENT specialist.

Patient Testimonials

Lokanath Nayak
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In today’s medicine fraternity, trust, expertise, and technology matters. Dr Rao’s ENT super speciality international hospital, Hyderabad, is a befitting example. Dr Shree is an amazing and an excellent surgeon. She did my daughter’s cochlear implant surgery. She is approachable, very caring and understanding. It is rare to find a surgeon who speaks highly of her patient and takes personal care of the patient. The Hospital team is very cooperative and supportive, with a touch of a smile. I sincerely thank Shri Shrinivas, the team of doctors and the supporting staff. The hospital’s professionalism is true to its vision and mission statement.
Ajay Maga
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My friend has been suffering from ear problems for many years and took treatment for his ear problems in various hospitals in Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, U.P. and Arunachal Pradesh. Even after treatment for long years and in various hospitals, his partial heart loss of the left ear never improved or regained. Finally, Dr. From our native state, I.e Arunachal, suggested my friend to go for cochlear implantation and referred me to Dr. Rao ENT international Hospital Kukatpally, Hyderabad. By the Grace of God and Dr Shree Mam’s blessing, the operation was successful. The medical staff behaved in good manners even though we were facing a bit of a problem in conversation as their native language is Telugu. Besides the linguistic problem in a conversation with a few staff members, everything is perfect. Anyone Suffering from the same ear problems can consult this hospital without any doubt. Lastly, thank you, Dr. Shree man and other hospital staff for your great hospitality. We will never forget your kindness
Vasanthi Godi
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My younger brother underwent Cochlear implant surgery on one side by Dr. Shree Rao mam a few years back. After a few years, we visited for 2nd ear cochlear implant surgery. Surgery is successful, and my brother is also ready to wear his implant on the other side. Thanks to Dr. Shree Rao mam, for taking good care of my brother. Special thanks to Dr Shree Rao mam🙏 and the entire staff at Dr. Rao’s ENT Hospital, Hyderabad.
Srilatha Podisetty
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My 4 year old son underwent cochlear implant surgery with Dr. Shree Rao. Cochlear implant surgery is successful, and my son is very happy without complications. I am pleased with Dr. Shree Rao in Dr. Rao’s ENT hospital. I have seen several small kids who underwent cochlear implant surgeries like my son. I am very confident that my son will do excellent. Thanks to Dr. Shree Rao for my son’s surgery and Dr. Rao’s ENT team.
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Dr.Shree & Rao's ENT Hospital is known for providing quality and best in class ENT treatment in Hyderabad, India. They use advanced technology and equipment for diagnosis and treatment, such as endoscopic procedures, micro ear surgeries, and cochlear implant surgeries. My mother got treated by Dr Shree Rao, we are very happy with high-quality ENT treatment. Keep it up Rao's ENT Hospital

General FAQ

Dr. Shree C Rao the best Cochlear Implant Surgeon can be consulted on all days except Wednesday, subject to appointment availability. For checking availability, reach out to us over WhatsApp by clicking here or Enquiry form here.

Yes, one can opt for online consultation while getting an appointment.

Yes, International patients can consult Dr. Shree Rao virtually.

Outstation patients can seek virtual consultation with Dr.Shree Rao. Dr.Shree Rao examines the condition and suggests the treatment method. In the event of surgery, Dr.Rao’s ENT International Super Specialty Hospital accommodates outstation patients who need to physically attend the hospital for their treatment. Post surgery virtual consultation with Dr. Shree Rao provides high quality medical care without any difficulties. Virtually Dr.Shree Rao will guide you to take care of your implant, recovery tips and more.