What is the management approach if a child is born-deaf or presents with severe hearing loss?

What is the management approach if a child is born-deaf or presents with severe hearing loss?

In this video, Dr. Nishi Gupta, Head department of ENT, Dr. Shroffs Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi, Will talk about the management if a child is born deaf. Dr. Nishi explains that the management approach depends on the degree of the hearing loss, whether it is unilateral or bilateral. If the hearing loss is more than 90 dB, then the only treatment is the cochlear implant. Cochlear implant is an artificial device which is fitted behind the ear and the electrodes are fitted in the ear which can stimulates the nerves of hearing. These children are also followed by speech therapy which shows good improvement.

Dr. Nishi Gupta

Dr. Nishi Gupta is a ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist. She has been a practicing ENT surgeon for last 15 years. Spent lot of time perfecting her specialization and in microsurgery of ear. Trained from Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, London. A highly proficient endoscopic and microlaryngeal surgeon. Has written a book on Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy - A revolution. She completed MBBS from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in 1986,MS - Otorhinolaryngology from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in 1989 and DNB - Otorhinolaryngology from National Board Of Examination in 1994.

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