Cochlear Implant and Middle Ear Implant Program, King Abdulaziz Medical City

  • The program was first established in late 2008.

  • More than 80 implants have been done.

  • It involves a team with 15 different specialties.

  • Our institution had been the first in Middle East to implant the smallest cochlear implant device in the world.

  • The only center which do simultaneous Bilateral Cochlear Implant surgeries.

  • Our Cochlear and Middle Ear Implant program is considered to be the most comprehensive program in the region.

  • Complete Rehabilitation Program is available after implantation.

  • Newborn Hearing Screening Program is considered one of its kind in Saudi Arabia.

  • Over 8000 newborn has been screened so far.

     

The services that the Cochlear Implant program offers are:

  • Providing resource information regarding cochlear implants and other hearing implants.

  • Determining if a patient is a candidate for a cochlear implant and other hearing implants.

  • Providing cochlear implant and other hearing implants surgery for accepted candidates.

  • Providing ongoing programming of the cochlear implant and other hearing implants.

  • Collaborating with the rehabilitation programs and community professionals working with these implanted patients in another city.

     

Mission:

To maximize the auditory potential of children and adults with hearing loss to achieve an enhanced quality of life.

 

Vision:

Prevalence and impact of hearing, speech, and language disorders is reduced.

 

Values:

  • Respect religious, social and ethic values.
  • Quality patient care.
  • Service excellence.
  • Standardized and improve quality performance.
  • Research and academic leadership.

Future Plans:

  • The implementation of research studies.
  • The introduction of the smallest and thinnest cochlear implant device.
  • The conduction of a national screening for the hearing impaired
 
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31-Aug-2014 12:37 PM