WHAT PROBLEMS DOES UNTREATED HEARING LOSS LEAD TO?

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DOES UNTREATED HEARING LOSS LEAD TO PROBLEMS

Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine Department of ENT diseases Professor Doctor noted that every 1,000 births there are Turkish children with advanced and very advanced hearing loss at a rate of one to three. Turkey Medicals surgeon member Professor in Turkey, spoke about the cochlear implant, saying that the social isolation and introversion that comes with hearing loss if left untreated will cause diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer’s.

Hearing loss can be seen in all age groups. Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine Department of ENT diseases Professor Dr. According to, Statistics conducted in Turkey show that every 1000 births have children with advanced and very advanced hearing loss at a rate of 1-3. Hearing loss is often found in children with prolonged jaundice, who appear to need intensive care at an early stage, and who were born with IVF treatment, and over the age of 65. Untreated hearing loss; introversion leads to reduced daily activities and problems in social relationships, while also causing diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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A COCHLEAR IMPLANT IS THE SOLUTION FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT SEE ENOUGH BENEFIT FROM A HEARING AID

More than hearing aid mild, moderate, moderate-severe hearing impairment, speech understanding performance used in Turkish people who are 50 and Over, percent indicating that, speech understanding performance falls below 30 percent, and so forth who can’t see adequate benefit from hearing aids for patients with hearing loss, a cochlear implant is the best solution, he said.

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IMPLANTATION OF BOTH EARS UNTIL THE AGE OF 4 IS COVERED BY THE SGK

The implant should be done at the right time, especially before the age of 3 healthy individuals with normal hearing, children with hearing implant are capable of the same speech, noting that, “after the age of 1, Babies, children until they are 4 years old, and so forth when the cochlear implant hearing loss is detected, the state SSI assurance by the two ears will also be covered. In individuals who experience advanced and very advanced sensorineural hearing loss that will occur in both ears for any reason after the provision of speech skills after the age of 4 (in the post-lingual period), the implantation of one ear is covered by the SGK,” he said.

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IMPLANT ACCORDING TO PATIENT ANATOMY

The patient’s anatomical condition plays an important role in implant selection. Turkish Professor notes that radiological evaluations should be performed before the implant, as well as audiological evaluations, and whether there is an anomaly in the patient’s radiological evaluation will also determine the type of implant to be selected. For example, in people with conductive hearing loss, who have undergone surgery from both ears, or who cannot use a normal hearing aid due to an external ear anomaly, bone-implanted hearing solutions that send sound directly to the inner ear through the bone may be preferred.

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THERE IS NO LIMIT OF ANY AGE

Turkish doctor, who said that the technology for the treatment of hearing loss is quite advanced,said: “after 2008, we reduced the operation time to about 1-1.5 hours, which was 4-5 hours. In pediatric patients, we perform activation of the implant’s sound processor in the first month after one night of hospitalization after surgery. Audiologists of the preferred brand are setting it up. We don’t have any age limits for cochlear implants in Antalya and Istanbul hospitals Turkey. Every patient who has an indication of ear surgery and does not have a condition that prevents him from having surgery sees the benefit of the cochlear implant.”

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.

Awards:

Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.

Certificates:

Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.

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