Auditory Brain-stem Implantation
The brain-stem Implantation helps 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. 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 comprehend a sentence by lip-reading.
What is Auditory Brain-stem Implant?
An Auditory Brain-stem Implant is an electronic device placed in the brain of a patient who is deaf. The implant generates a sense of sound which aids a patient in reacting and comprehending the surroundings.
Does the procedure retain 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.