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SMS Hospital Jaipur – Training Centre for Cochlear Implant in India

SMS Hospital Jaipur



The Sawai Mansingh hospital (SMS Hospital) in the city of Jaipur is set to train the doctors across the country. The doctors at the SMS hospital have been chosen to impart training and fellowship to the doctors of the county for the cochlear implant - a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing in both ears.

 

Hospitals Selected:

There are numerous functional centers in the county for the cochlear implant. The Cochlear Implant Group of India, measures and moderates the quality of this transplant activity in these centers. The group has chosen SMS hospital of the Jaipur city, AIIMS - New Delhi, Apollo hospital - New Delhi and KEM hospital - Pune amongst a group of 40 such medical institutions.

Doctors:

Dr. Manoprakash Sharma, President of the SMS hospital and Superintendent of the ENT department shared that Dr. Mohnish Grover has been chosen as the coordinator for the training of the cochlear implant by CIGI (Cochlear Implant Group of India).

Tool details - A brief:

Dr. Mohnish Grover in conversation shared that cochlear implant is an electronic tool that bypasses the whole ear of the human. The tool is divided into two sections, wherein the outer section of the tool catches the sound produced in the external environment and codes it into a signal and transmits it to the inner section of the tool. The inner section of the tool with the assistance of electrodes, produces sensation in the hearing nerve and carries the sound produced to the brain.

 

Implant benefits:

The cochlear implant tool has seen to be a boon in the cases of many. It enables hearing ability in numerous cases:

  • Deafness by birth
  • Lack of oxygen at the time of birth
  • Side effects of medicinal doses

People of all age groups (children and elderly people) are aided in the process of hearing through this implantation.

SMS hospital and its advantages:

The SMS hospital of Jaipur has been seen to have certain advantages in comparison with other hospitals in the country:

  • Modern and separate operation theatre for the implant, whereas such an implantation takes place in the ENT itself in other states.
  • Modern microscopic software available in the ENT department of the SMS hospital to evaluate the correct position of the implant.

Cost involved:

AIIMS – New Delhi and SMS hospital, Jaipur are comparatively cost efficient in terms of the implantation. The implantation costs around ₹ 4 lakhs 80 thousand at the former mentioned hospitals and about ₹ 5 lakhs 80 thousand just for the implantation at private hospitals and hospitals in other states with an additional cost of ₹ 1 lakh 50 thousand.

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