House Research Institute and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
have announced an international consortium with the University of
Verona in Italy to collaborate on teaching and research to advance the
use of the Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) in children worldwide. The
ABI is already used successfully in Italy with the pediatric population
and the goal of the partnership is to bring the hearing implants to deaf children in the United States.
Some children are born with no hearing nerve and cannot be helped by a
hearing aid or a cochlear implant. The ABI bypasses the inner ear and
hearing nerve to stimulate the brainstem directly allowing the brain to hear sound. Learn more by following this link.