KKR ENT Hospital and Research Institute

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The Hospital is self-equipped with 3 fully functional operation theatres catering to various ENT & Head and Neck Operations. The Out patients Department caters to necessary investigations. These include Audiometry, Oto Acoustic Emissions, Electronystagmography, Impedance Audiometry, BERA, Hearing Aid Laboratory, Speech Therapy, Sleep Study Laboratory, Smell Test, Video Endoscopy, 24 hours pH monitoring, Radiology, Clinical Laboratory, Allergic testing and Electrocardiograms.

Facilities:

  1. Lasers for Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  2. Micro Ear Surgery for
    • Deafness
    • Discharging Ear
    • Facial Nerve Paralysis
    • Vertigo
  3. Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
    • Sinusitis
    • Nasal Polyposis
    • Advanced Techniques using Microdebrider
    • CSF Rhinorrhoea
    • Pituitary Tumour
  4. Skull Base Surgery and Otoneurosurgery
  5. BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aids)
  6. Tonsillectomy
  7. Cosmetic Surgery of the Nose and Face
  8. Video Endoscopy for Nose, Larynx, Bronchus, Pharynx and Oesophagus
  9. Micro laryngeal Surgeries for Voice Disorders
  10. Advanced Head & Neck Cancer Surgery
  11. Surgery for Snoring
  12. Laryngo Tracheal Stenosis
  13. Cochlear Implants
  14. Audiology
    • Pure Tone Audiometry
    • Impedance Audiometry
    • Speech Audiometry
    • Special Audiometry
    • Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry (BERA)
    • Screening of Infant Hearing – OAE
  15. Evaluation of Dizziness
    • Caloric Tests
    • Electronystagmography (ENG)
  16. Speech Laboratory
    • Diagnosis & Treatment of Speech Disorders
  17. Hearing Aids
    • Trial, Distribution and service
  18. Sleep Laboratory (Digital Polysomnography)
    • Diagnosis & Treatment of snoring and sleep apnoea syndrome
  19. Allergy Clinic and Immunotherapy
  20. Vertigo Clinic
  21. Smell Test
  22. 24 Hrs Esophageal pH monitoring
  23. Headache Clinic
  24. Clinical and Biochemical Laboratory, Radiology
  25. Master ENT Check-up
  26. BERA
  27. Audiometry
  28. Nasopharyhgoscopy
  29. OAE (Auto Acoustic Emission)
  30. ENG
  31. Impedence Audiometry
  32. Video Endoscopy
  33. Micro Ear Surgery
  34. Middle Ear Transducers (MET)
  35. RAST (Radio Allergo Sorbent Assay

Teaching Materials:

  1. A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF CSOM
  2. REVISION STAPES SURGERY
  3. CADAVER DISSECTION – FUNCTIONAL ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY
  4. TEMPORAL BONE DISSECTION
  5. COCHLEAR IMPLANT—COUNSELLING, SURGERY & REHABILITATION
  6. FUNCTIONAL ENDSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY


Cochlear Implant:

Post Operative photo of a Cochlear Implantee

The Cochlear Implant is an electronic device that allows deaf children and adults to hear. This year three children (under the age of 5) have received the Cochlear Implant. The Clarion II Bionic Ear Implant is the most technologically advanced electrode design available in the world. This Implant was used for one of our (Srilankan) paediatric patient and is proving to have a superior and successful outcome. The Cochlear Implantation – is a modern miracle for the profoundly deaf children and adults. Our programme has grown exponentially since its inception and stands on par with hospital overseas.

Severe to profound hearing loss interfere with a child’s ability to develop speech and language. This leads to negative social life and handicaps educational progress. Cochlear Implantation has the potential to change the way deaf people live.

Eligibility criteria for the Cochlear Implantation Programme :

  1. Congenital deaf children with speech disability.
  2. Children who have acquired some speech then lose the sense of hearing following head injury, viral illness or meningitis etc.
  3. Adults who have acquired speech but have become deaf secondary due to injury, illness or ototoxicity.

Note: The deafness must be of sensorineural type affecting both the ears and the hearing aid must have been used (adults) for a period of 3 – 6 months with very little or no help.

WHAT IS A COCHLEAR IMPLANT ?

Post Operative photo of a Cochlear Implantee

It is an electronic device that allows deaf children and adults to hear. It is not a hearing aid. The hearing aid only amplifies the sound (makes sound louder) and delivers it to the ear. Unfortunately even the most powerful hearing aid cannot provide benefit for the people who are profoundly deaf.

Sensorineural hearing loss is permanent and occurs when haircells in the Cochlea are damaged or when there is a dysfunction in the neural tissue of the hearing apparatus. The Cochlear Implant sends digitally processed sound information directly to the hearing nerve and bypasses impairment or dysfunction in the auditory system.


Contact address…

No: 827, Poonamallee High Road,
Chennai – 600 010. India
Tel: 2641 1444 / 2641 1987 / 2641 1612
Fax: 91 – 44 – 2641 2727
Email: enquiry@kkrenthospital.org