auditory brainstem implant


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auditory brainstem implant

An auditory prosthesis that bypasses the cochlea and auditory nerve and partially restores hearing by directly stimulating the cochlear nucleus complex. This type of implant helps those with retrocochlear deafness. The implant electrode is inserted directly into the auditory brainstem and is used for those who cannot benefit from cochlear implants because of lesions of the cochlea and/or auditory nerve. It has been used to treat patients who have undergone surgical excision of an acoustic neuroma. Synonym: brainstem implant
See also: implant
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The auditory brainstem implant procedure is said to be the only effective sensory prosthetic for direct brain stimulation in cases that do not benefit from traditional methods like hearing aids or cochlear implants (CI).
Researchers in the Koch Center will develop new and improved methods of hearing restoration through the use of prosthetic hearing devices including the cochlear implant and the auditory brainstem implant (ABI).
The development of the Penetrating Auditory Brainstem Implant (PABI) is the latest innovation in a long list of industry firsts.
Cochlear Corporation announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the Nucleus 24 Multichannel Auditory Brainstem Implant (Multichannel ABI) for use in patients suffering from Neurofibromatosis Type II (NF2), a genetic condition that affects one in 40,000 people in the United States.
DENVER, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 9, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for the clinical trial of a Multichannel Auditory Brainstem Implant (Multichannel ABI).