What is a cochlear implant?
A cochlear implant can be described as the first man-made sense organ. It is a surgically implanted electronic device that can restore useful hearing to persons who have severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. It is also known as a bionic ear.
What is sensori-neural deafness?
Sensorineural deafness is a type of hearing loss in which the root cause lies in the vestibulo-cochlear nerve (Cranial nerve VIII), the inner ear, or central processing centers of the brain. However, the great majority of human sensorineural hearing loss is caused by abnormalities in the hair cells of the organ of Corti in the cochlea or in the vestibulo-cochlear nerve.
How is an implant different from a hearing aid?
While a hearing aid amplifies sounds, a cochlear implant works by directly stimulating any functioning auditory nerves inside the cochlea with electrical energy
Accumulation of excess fat in the body leads to the condition of over-weight / obesity. Obesity is emerging as the next big killer against the human race.
Recent studies suggest that nearly 2 crore of the Indian population falls under this category.
Kerala stands second in line in Over-weight/ Obesity. Nearly 34%women and 24.3% of men are under the obesity threat.
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BMI > 27.5 - Obesity
BMI 23 – 27.5