Auditory Brain Stem Implant (ABI) : Dr J M Hans
Dear Dr Rajesh Kalra,
This is to inform all, thru your Blog, that we, at the Primus super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, (Chairperson : Mrs. Achla Dewan) have successfully performed our 1st Auditory Brain Stem Implant on a 2.5 yrs old child with B/L Cochlear Nerve aplasia. The child is from LEH, Ladhakh, J & K. This is the 1st ABI in North India & 2nd in the country for a congenitally deaf child.
With deepest regards,
Prof. Dr. J.M.Hans
Director, Dept. of ENT & Cochlear Implant Centre,
Primus Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
(M) +91 9718126565
Ms Meenakshi Wadhera,
Assoc. Meenakshi Speech & Hearing Clinic,
An Auditory Brain Stem Implant (ABI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf, due to sensorineural hearing impairment (due to illness or injury damaging the cochlea or auditory nerve, and so precluding the use of a cochlear implant).
The auditory brain stem implant uses similar technology as the cochlear implant, but instead of electrical stimulation being used to stimulate the cochlea, it is instead used to stimulate the brain stem of the recipient.
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