Saturday, September 8, 2012

Brainstem Implants in U.S.

Auditory Brainstem Implants will be studied by LA's House Research Institute and Children's Hospital Los Angeles in cooperation with Italy's University of Verona. Children with no hearing nerve cannot use hearing aids or cochlear implants. This is where the Brainstem Implant can help. It works around the inner ear and hearing nerve to go right to brainstem. If the research goes well, children who require this type of surgery will not have to travel outside the U.S. in order to receive one.