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Command Hospital, Pune becomes first govt hospital to procure, conduct piezoelectric bone conduction hearing implants

A seven-year-old male child suffering from congenital external and middle ear anomalies with severe degree of hearing loss and one adult with single-sided deafness was recently operated upon

Department of Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) at Command Hospital (Southern Command) in Pune has conducted two piezoelectric Bone Conduction Hearing Implants (BCI) in a seven-year-old male child suffering from congenital external and middle ear anomalies with severe degree of hearing loss and one adult with Single Sided Deafness (SSD), becoming the first government hospital across the country to procure and conduct the successful piezoelectric bone conduction hearing implants.

The ENT department of Command Hospital (Southern Command) is a designated Neurotology centre of the AFMS. The department has been providing implantable hearing solutions to dependent clientele for years. Active piezoelectric bone conduction hearing implant system is an implantable medical electronic device for hearing-impaired patients [conductive loss (including aural atresia), mixed hearing loss and single- sided deafness]. The cost of the equipment has always been a concern, making its outreach limited.

DG Armed Forces Medical Services Lt Gen Daljit Singh and DGMS (Army) Lt Gen Arindam Chatterjee have congratulated the Command Hospital (SC) and wished many more laurels to the institute.

These patients were implanted successfully at Command Hospital (SC), Pune by Lt Col (Dr) Rahul Kurkure, Neurotologist and Implant Surgeon under the guidance of Col (Dr) Nitu Singh, Senior Advisor & HoD (ENT). 

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