Cochlear implantation surgery to be shown live

Mysuru, September 14:- “ENT department of JSS Hospital and JSS Speech and Hearing Institution are organising cochlear implantation workshop and surgery which will be telecast live. This will be in association with Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities and Alphs International Pvt Ld on September 15 and 16,” said medical superintendent of JSS Hospital, Dr Guruswamy here on Wednesday.

He was addressing a press meet at Mysuru press club.

“Surgery will be held for children aged, 6 months, three years and four years. Surgeons from New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru will be present,” he said.

“Cochlear implantation will come as a boon for children who are deaf.  By training them, the children can speak like other children of their age. The surgery requires Rs 6 lakh and rehabilitation requires Rs 1 lakh. Central government is providing the facilities to the children under it scheme,” he added.

Dr Basavaraju, Saramsh Jain, Dr N B Nataraj and others were present at the press meet. (MR/KMR).

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