'implanted component' of the cochlear implant
is surgically implanted into the bionic
ear. The surgery takes two to three hours.
Published report proves that cochlear implant
surgery is safe in general.
Complications caused by cochlear implant
surgery are more or less the same as the
other surgeries, for example, anesthetic
risk, inflammation, infection and bleeding,
etc. Other complications brought about by
otological surgeries are aural paralysis,
facial paralysis, dysgeusia, headache, aural
vertigo, tinnitus, etc.
a cochlear implant surgery has risk, individual
interested in the Programme needs not worry too much as most of the
complications mentioned above will disappear
when the wound heals.
Most implantees at the Prince of Wales
Hospital can be discharged 24 hours after
the surgery. The wound usually takes one
to three weeks to heal. Implantees can resume
their daily activities within the recovery
period. Even children can move freely one
day after the surgery.