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Auditory Brainstem Implants
The auditory brainstem implant (ABI) is designed to provide sound to individuals deafened by bilateral auditory nerve tumors (neurofibromatosis type II). The ABI is a surgically implanted device that bypasses the damaged auditory nerve by providing electrical stimulation to the cochlear nucleus of the brainstem.
To be considered a candidate for the auditory brainstem implant, an individual must: