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Grace Diamond, United Kingdom
star star Jul 2021

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Fantastic!! Definitely recommend booking via flymedi, prices are affordable which isn’t the case where I live. So far everything’s running smoothly and any questions I’ve had have been answered honestly and promptly. very caring and professional towards your needs and no judgments

El, Canada
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Angela went above and beyond my expectations. She is very friendly and you can always feel at ease contacting her. She made sure I was comfortable with our choice of surgeon Dr. Can Karaca and set up a video call for me. Always ready to help and answer any questions (she would always be available despite the 7 hour time difference)! I wasn’t really sure about traveling to Istanbul, Turkey for my procedure until I met Angela and she explained everything from start to finish and stood behind her words to always be of assistance. Mind you I have been researching for months now for a good doctor and went back and forth between waiting 2 years to get my surgery done in Canada or even traveling to Mexico for it! I was thinking Turkey would be a difficult route due to time difference and the distance but I’m very happy I chose to go to Turkey with Flymedi and I’m glad my agent was Angela Sabou! Do not hesitate to work with Flymedi and especially request Angela if you can!!! - a very satisfied client

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Omar Hansen, United States
star star Jun 2021

At the beginning, I was very hesitant about having my surgeries, especially the idea of having them in Turkey, which is a country located across the ocean of where I come from, the United States of America. When I initially started my research, I came across Flymedi, and I strongly believe that connecting with them was the best decision I have made in regards of having my desired surgeries. After entering my contact information, I was contacted from Flymedi by an agent named Abud. On one hand, Abud has been a great assist and support to my journey, as he was involved in every step throughout the process. He was very responsive to all my concerns and inquiries before and after the operations. On the other hand, everyone at the clinic that I was referred to (EstEthica) was very nice and welcoming. The in-person consultant on site (Lamia) was extremely helpful and kind. She, along with the whole clinic staff, made me feel so comfortable and made the whole trip seem as smooth as possible, despite the discomfort after the surgeries. In terms of the results, I can not speak of this just yet as it has only been a week since I have had my operations. However, I will definitely come back within a couple of months to update my review and speak about the results and any other additional notes along the way. In a nutshell, all I can say that I am grateful for everything so far, and I truly appreciate everyone that was involved in this process! P.S. as a word of advice, if you are having a hair transplant operation, I highly recommend having it at least 3 - 4 days before your departure flight back home, as the post operation instructions are a bit intense and not being in a rush would significantly help with the recovery process.

Recommended For Cochlear Implant

Cochlear implants are a widely-recognized treatment for patients with severe bilateral hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss. Recently, the indications for this treatment include patients with more residual hearing, single-sided deafness, and asymmetric hearing loss and even those with long-time deafness. It is an effective treatment applying in adults and suitable for children. Cochlear implant for babies is also beneficial to fight against the lack of progress in the development of auditory skills. 

Cochlear implantation is a relatively new procedure, which has already had significant impact on the lives of many profoundly deaf children and adults, in providing useful hearing to those unable to benefit significantly from hearing aids. 

Overview

Cochlear Implant is an electronic medical device that exchanges the function of the damaged inner ear. Other than hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants evade the damaged hair cells of the inner ear (cochlea) to produce sound signals to the brain. 

The cochlear implant is considered a safe procedure with a low rate of significant complications. A study on 403 patients who underwent cochlear implantation revealed a complication rate of only 19.9%, with the majority of complications being resolved by clinical management. 

Preparation

You need to follow some instructions before your cochlear implant surgery such as:

•             Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen for 10 days before surgery.

•             Wash your hair the night before surgery. Do not wear any makeup or jewelry the day of surgery.

•             Do not eat or drink anything (including water) after midnight before surgery. 

•             You may brush your teeth, but do not swallow any water. 

How It Is Performed

A cochlear implant is an electronic hearing device to produce useful hearing sensations to a person with severe to profound nerve deafness by electrically stimulating nerves inside the inner ear.

These implants usually consist of 2 main components:

•             The external microphone, sound processor and transmitter system.

•             The inner receiver and electrode system, which contains the electronic circuits that receive signals from the external system and send electrical currents to the inner ear. 

Materials

Cochlear implants are highly innovative medical devices and the only technology that is capable of functionally restoring one of the five senses. The two main components of cochlear implants surgical procedure include the implant and the external component. 

Recovery

Recovery process contain some warnings and precautions such as:

•             You may not do any heavy lifting and you may not do any vigorous exercises 

•             Do not bend. If you need to bend over to pick up something, bend at your knees.

•             You may shampoo your hair 48 hours after surgery carefully. 

•             Do not take any medication containing aspirin or ibuprofen for 10 days after surgery 

•             You may attend travel flights usually one week after surgery. 

Side Effects

People with a cochlear implant may come across some cochlear implant risks such as:

•             Sound impressions from an implant differ from normal hearing, according to people who could hear before they became deaf. At first, users describe the sound as "mechanical", "technical", or "synthetic". This perception changes over time, and most users do not notice this artificial sound quality after a few weeks of cochlear implant use.

•             The implant may destroy any remaining hearing in the implanted ear.

•             The cochlear implant stimulates the nerves directly with electrical currents. Although this stimulation appears to be safe, the long-term effect of these electrical currents on the nerves is unknown.

•             There is no test a person can take before surgery that will predict how well he or she will understand language after surgery. 

Before And After

Cochlear implant should implement as early as possible in a case of sudden single sided deafness, and that it is an excellent therapeutic option for patients with single-sided deafness and tinnitus, especially when the tinnitus appears after the deafness after evaluating its pros and cons.  

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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in February, 2019.