Auditory Brain-stem Implantation
- People who are facing hearing loss either by birth (with no nerve of hearing) or have lost the hearing power due to some ailment (Usually tumor near the hearing nerve) or accident can take the help of Auditory Brain-stem implantation.
- The Auditory Brain-stem implant placed in the brain in a complex neurosurgery. Though, it does not bring back or generate the hearing power but it does help a patient in sensing the sound and understand a sentence by lip-reading.
Auditory Brain-stem Implant
An Auditory Brain-stem Implant is an electronic device insert in the brain of a patient who is deaf. The implant generates a sense of sound which aids a patient in reacting & understanding the surroundings.
Does the procedure revive hearing?
- No, the procedure does not revive or create hearing activity.
- It only helps in sending sound signals to brain. It helps a person in lip-reading and understanding other’s speech.