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Auditory brainstem implant in neurofibromatosis type 2 and non-neurofibromatosis type 2 patients.
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.
This article described a study of five adults with cochlear implants and one adult with an auditory brainstem implant.
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.
Last Monday the two-year-old was able to sense sounds for the first time after her auditory brainstem implant was switched on.