Auditory brainstem implant

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Auditory brainstem implant

An auditory brainstem implant (ABI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf, due to retrocochlear hearing impairment (due to illness or injury damaging the cochlea or auditory nerve, and so precluding the use of a cochlear implant). In Europe, ABIs have been used in children and adults, and in patients with neurofibromatosis type II.[1]

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  1. ^ Colletti, L.; Shannon, R.; Colletti, V. (Oct 2012). "Auditory brainstem implants for neurofibromatosis type 2". Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 20 (5): 353–7. doi:10.1097/MOO.0b013e328357613d. PMID 22886036.

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