The Operation Procedure

The patient is not allowed to eat before the operation. The patient is then taken to an operating theatre and given a general anaesthetic. The patient is then rolled onto his/her side and the area behind the ear is cleaned with antiseptic, a small incision is then made behind the ear, hair around the ear may have to be shaved off. The bone behind the ear is moved out of the way temporarily then the skin is opened up. The surgeon dissects down to the inner ear, a wire is inserted into the cochlear into the auditory nerve. The patient is then moved to a recovery room until they regain consciousness. They then go home and in four weeks the ear piece is turned on for the first time.



SOURCES:INTERVIEW: McKevitt, Dr. Nicolas. "The Operation Procedure." Personal interview. 1 Nov. 2009.

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