Auditory brainstem implants – hearing restoration in congenitally deaf children
13 December 2021
|Children born deaf can learn to hear and speak with a cochlear implant (CI). If implantation of a CI is impossible for anatomical reasons, the auditory brainstem implant (ABI) is the only surgical alternative for hearing rehabilitation. Calculations show that about 5-45 children in Germany could be eligible for this procedure.|
|Results: All papers showed that children without additional disabilities had significantly better hearing outcomes using the ABI|
hearing outcomes than children with additional disabilities. Implantation at an early age, preferably below three years, proved to be beneficial.
The ABI is a safe and successful method for the treatment of sensorineural deafness also in children born deaf who cannot be fitted with a CI. Especially children without further impairments have a good chance of achieving open speech understanding, especially if early implantation is performed.
|Behr R, Schwager K, Hofmann E||Dtsch Arztebl Int 2022; 119: 135-1;DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.m2022.0090|
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