Patients receive cochlear implants under program from the Ministry of Health

Fifty-two patients from 13 Ecuadorian provinces, have benefited from Ministry of Health grants that are giving them cochlear and osseointegrated implant processors. The medical interventions, which will help them improve their quality of life, were carried out this week at the Vicente Corral regional hospital. About $700,000 was invested to bring hearing 34 patients with cochlear implants, and 18 with osteointegrated implants, said a statement from the hospital. A cochlear implant is “a small and complex electronic device that helps give some sense of hearing of sounds to a person who is deeply deaf or has serious hearing difficulties.” The implant…

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