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Auditory brainstem implant procedures are usually performed on adults with tumours in their cochlear nerves.
After searching online Emily and David, from Horndean, Hampshire, found a doctor in Verona, Italy, who has successfully fitted dozens of children with auditory brainstem implants.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cochlear Corporation's Nucleus 24 [R] 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.
LOS ANGELES -- House Research Institute and Children's Hospital Los Angeles have announced an international consortium with the University of Verona in Italy to collaborate on teaching and research to advance the use of the Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) in children worldwide.
Last Monday the two-year-old was able to sense sounds for the first time after her auditory brainstem implant was switched on.