Cochlear Implant Center

Cochlear Implant and rehabilation center:

Our specialists represent decades of experience in a variety of disciplines including education, audiology, ear surgery, speech and language pathology, and psychology animaging technology. Our goal is to bring meaningful sounds to the lives of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, through a partnership of medicine, rehabilitation and advocacy.

In our center, we covered patients from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and many others countries.

Our patients undergo the pre-implant evualtion with hearing tests, CT-Scan, MRI, etc.

About four to six weeks following the surgery, the external device is fitted and placed, the transmitter is held against the skin behind the ear by a strong magnet, and the microphone is usually worn near the ear.  

There are a couple of speech processor options from which to choose: one type of speech processor looks similar to a hearing aid and may be worn behind the ear, another type may be placed in a pocket or worn on a belt or harness.

Once placed, an audiologist activates the electrodes by using a computer and makes adjustments based on the user’s response. Several appointments may be necessary at first to program or map the speech processor.  Adjustments may be necessary every few months during the first year, and less frequently after that. Long-term intensive speech and language rehabilitation follows cochlear implant placement.

Audiology center: Audiologists make use of several testing strategies – such as hearing tests, otoacoustic emission measurements, BERA and electrophysiologic tests – to assess a patient’s hearing, determine the seriousness of any damage, find out which portion of their hearing is impacted by the disorder, and the exact location of any lesion that may be causing their hearing loss. If a patient is diagnosed with hearing loss or any form of vestibular abnormality, such as vertigo, the audiologist will recommend a treatment plan to assist with the healing. Our ENT team treats patients of all ages and our audiologists assist in the rehabilitation of disorders such as tinnitus, auditory processing, cochlear implants and hearing aids implementation.

Speech therapy center: experienced speech-language pathologists employ their expert knowledge with this form of therapy, effectively treating articulation, language, stuttering, voice, cognition and swallowing disorders in their patients.

This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.

For further informations our team is at your disposal:

Bernard Wanna, MD / ENT, Head and Neck Surgery / Head of the Department

Michel Hajj, MD / ENT, Head and Neck Surgery

Fouad Boustany / Audiologist

Andre Bejani / Speech therapist