01 June 2017

Hearing Disorders and what’s Cochlear?

Clear speech and expression are an important trait of communication. And to speak well, one needs to hear well. According to Cochlear, over 90% of hearing impaired children are born to hearing parents and nearly one out of every 3 people over 65 years are affected by hearing loss globally. Shocking statistics?

They surely are to me.

Last weekend, I got a chance to be a part of Cochlear India’s ‘Cochlear Celebration’ event. The event not only gave me the opportunity to know about hearing loss but I also explored how technology has evolved through innovation in the field of health and medicine which is bringing sound in the lives of many.


  • 32 million children live with disabling hearing loss. 
  • 60% of child hood hearing loss is preventable. 
At Cochlear India, the team believes that one day everyone deserves to be able to hear and enjoy sounds like they are meant to be enjoyed through CochlearTM Implants.

What is a Cochlear
TM implant?

A Cochlear
TM implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of a damaged inner ear. A CochlearTM implant is not a hearing aid which makes external sounds louder but a device that is surgically placed inside, carrying sound signal to your brain.

Getting a CochlearTM implant is the BEST decision 
  • B - Bilateral implantation - Hearing is more natural when you can hear from both the ears. 
  • E - Early intervention - Earlier the better! One can get the implant even at a tender age of 12 months. 
  • S - Smart hearing partner - This is where CochlearTM plays its role 
  • T – Therapy - Speech and language

Cochlear’s latest innovation is their newest and an advanced sound processor KANSOTM. It works by detecting sounds which are then turned into electrical signals by the receiver-stimulator. These are then sent to the brain by the electrodes placed in the inner ear (cochlea). Here’s a video to explain more about Kanso:

Doctors and Professionals not only help to diagnose the hearing loss, possible causes and treatment but also aid parents with the decision of surgery, on importance of extra care and counselling.

At the Cochlear Celebration event, we learnt that these Professionals spend quality time with families to reflect on what has happened. Therapists and Audiologists help to acknowledge the situation and aid with timely speech and language therapy for the child’s complete growth.

To get a CochlearTM implant for your child or you, you can send your queries and messages at
cincostumerservice@cochlear.comwww.cochlear.com or ihearfdn@gmail.comwww.ihearfoundation.org

You can also call at 022 6112 1140 at any time between 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday.

Meet your doctor today and don’t get afraid to get a CochlearTM implant to Hear now, and always :)