Hearing Disorders

newborns at the Klinikum Grosshadern the cochlear implant (CI) is… a cochlear implant, which is indicated for severe hearing loss or deafness. The prerequisite for this is a functioning auditory nerve and Central sound system. Through an external device containing microphone, speech processor and emitter, acoustic signals are converted and transmitted to the implant. This device is it in many different colors, it is worn behind the ear.

The Telecoil is securely attached under the skin into the bone bed. The electrical impulses so that prisoners are forwarded via an electrode into the cochlea (in the inner ear) to the hearing nerve fibers. Nerve impulses transported to the brain can be after a certain period of time get the patients tend to be very good listening impressions. The cooperation of the Klinikum Grosshadern with the model project of newborn hearing screening in Bavaria”the Office for health and food safety has helped that high grade double-sided Hearing disorders in children can be diagnosed shortly after birth. Should after a prominent hearing screening further listening tests and so-called BERA studies confirm the hearing loss, cochlear implantation may be indicated.

The very early implantation of a CI BBs, the first year of life, influenced the more intellectual and linguistic development of the child. The sooner children are supplied so, the better. The quality of life of implanted children is hardly those of normal hearing children. The rehabilitation of children in a loud verbal environment includes several years. Motivation and consistent compliance with the aftercare appointments are doing essential. To ensure a best possible treatment and rehabilitation of children, the ear nose and throat clinic at the Klinikum Grosshadern works so closely with the children’s Center in Munich and the nearby residence centres. Cochlear implant (CI)-Sprechstunde at the Klinikum Grosshadern contact person: Dr. med. John Martin Hempel (Acting Director of Audiology) E-Mail: and Dr. med. Thomas Braun (Intern) E-Mail: website of the clinic: hno.klinikum.uni-muenchen.de by appointment: Mrs. Claudia Bender (Secretary), Tel: + 49 89 7095-3861 E-Mail: In the Hospital of the University of Munich (LMU) Munich of University Hospital treated 500,000 patients outpatient part stationary and stationary in 2008 at the Grosshadern and downtown about sites. The 45 clinics, institutes and departments have more than 2,300 beds. There are approximately 1,700 physicians total 9,800 employees. Research and teaching allow a patient care of the highest medical standard. The Hospital of the University of Munich has acquired in the year 2008 about 64 million euros in funds and is the public broadcasting since June 2006. For more information on the Internet at

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