Hearing Rehabilitation Center
The Orozimbo Alves Costa Filho Hearing Rehabilitation Center, of the Irmã Dulce Social Works (OSID), is one of the most complete and modern centers in the North and Northeast of the country, dedicated to the treatment of hearing impaired patients. In 2013, the unit joined the Specialized Center in Rehabilitation - CER IV Sister Dulce. The center offers to the population, services of high complexity such as the Cochlear Implant (IC) - a procedure known as "bionic ear" surgery - and the adaptation of Amplification Apparatus Sonora Individual (AASI), everything free of charge through the Unified Health System (SUS).
Cochlear Implant - The Cochlear Implant program has been guaranteeing patients in Bahia and other states a better life quality, as well as greater chances of overcoming the limitations that hearing impairment can bring. Known as "bionic ear" surgery, the implant comprises advanced treatment for people with severe and profound bilateral sensor neural hearing loss. Indicated for children from the age of eight months, adults and elderly people who did not benefit from the use of conventional hearing aids.
Individual Sound Amplification Apparatus (AASI) - The unit makes free indication, concession and adaptation of Individual Sound Amplification Apparatus (AASI), thus allowing greater agility in the rehabilitation of people with congenital hearing loss. The service counts on the guidance of a multidisciplinary team, composed of otolaryngologists, speech therapists, psychologists, social workers, neurologists, among other professionals, as well as being able to perform a monthly adaptation of approximately 120 AASI in a wide range of age groups.