Auditory Brainstem Implants - ENT

Auditory Brainstem Implant

An auditory brainstem implant or ABI is a surgically implanted device that is effective in providing a sensation of sound to a person suffering from severe hearing loss. This is a surgical procedure of the brain and results may widely vary from person to person. Several patients have achieved improvement in being alert to sound awareness along with improved lip-reading ability. Many patients have been able to recognize the sound, word, and even sentence after this surgery.

Expected results of Auditory Brainstem Implant

  • Improved sound awareness
  • Improved ability to face-to-face communication by clear lip reading
  • Improved ability in patients to identify environmental sounds like a dog barking or phone ringing
  • Improved ability to detect separate sounds
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