Ormiston Hospital Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) - Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) Services
Private Surgical Service, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery
An incision (cut) is made behind your ear and the skin pulled back exposing the mastoid bone. A hole is drilled through this bone to expose the cochlear. The electrodes of the cochlear implant are inserted into the cochlear while the receiver part of the implant is embedded into the skull just underneath the skin. The skin is then replaced back over the implant.