Oído e Implante Coclear

Ear and Cochlear Implant

Diagnosis and Treatment of Ear Problems

The ear is the sensory organ responsible for hearing. It is a delicate organ susceptible to suffering from different pathologies. Therefore, it is important to see your ENT specialist for any symptoms.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Profound Deafness with Cochlear Implant Placement

We have experience in the surgical placement and follow-up of patients with cochlear implants, middle ear implants and osseointegrated implants.

In the case of profoundly deaf babies, early diagnosis and treatment are key to optimal language development.

If you are an adult patient or know someone with severe hearing problems, find out about the different options that exist to improve your hearing and quality of life.

Frequent questions

Do you or someone in your family not hear well?

Do they have to repeat the sentences to you to understand them?

Does the TV turn up the volume too much?

Suddenly left without hearing?

Did you have a noise in your ear (tinnitus)?

Are you feeling distorted sounds?

Do you need audiometry for school?

Does your ear hurt? Is your ear plugged?

Do you have a wax plug?

Do you know someone who is profoundly deaf?

Hearing aids not enough to help you hear?

Am I a candidate for the placement of a hearing implant?

Did you know that every newborn should have a hearing test?

Medical studies

  Audiometry:  

Study that allows determining how a patient listens, by placing headphones and presenting different frequencies. It is an easy study to perform and frequently used to determine if there is loss in hearing.

  Tympanometry:  

Study that allows to measure and graph the pressure in the middle ear (measures how much the tympanic membrane and ossicles move) to determine if there is fluid or mucus accumulated behind the eardrum or if the Eustachian tube (which normally ventilates the middle ear ) works properly.

  Otomicroscopy:  

Visualization of the tympanic membrane through a microscope that allows an amplified vision in order to be able to observe the eardrum more clearly. By means of otomicroscopy, different types of ear diseases can be diagnosed such as earwax plugs, cholesteatoma, tympanic perforations, secretory otitis media.

  Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE):  

Study in which microphones are placed in the ears that detect the sound emitted by the cochlea. The absence of these sounds is suggestive of deafness.