ABIs activate neurons in the cochlear nucleus to recreate hearing sensations in people who have become deaf as a result of the loss of the auditory nerve. Most NF2 patients show functional hearing benefit from the ABI, with awareness and recognition of environmental sounds and enhancement of lipreading. It is now clear that ABIs can produce excellent speech recognition in some patients with NF2, allowing even conversational telephone use. Although the factors leading to this improved performance are not completely clear, these new results show that excellent hearing is possible for NF2 patients with the ABI.

Auditory Brainstem Implants for neurofibromatosis type 2 / Colletti L; Shannon R; Colletti V. - In: CURRENT OPINION IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY & HEAD AND NECK SURGERY. - ISSN 1068-9508. - STAMPA. - (2012), pp. 353-357.

Auditory Brainstem Implants for neurofibromatosis type 2

COLLETTI, Liliana;COLLETTI, Vittorio
2012

Abstract

ABIs activate neurons in the cochlear nucleus to recreate hearing sensations in people who have become deaf as a result of the loss of the auditory nerve. Most NF2 patients show functional hearing benefit from the ABI, with awareness and recognition of environmental sounds and enhancement of lipreading. It is now clear that ABIs can produce excellent speech recognition in some patients with NF2, allowing even conversational telephone use. Although the factors leading to this improved performance are not completely clear, these new results show that excellent hearing is possible for NF2 patients with the ABI.
Neurofibromatosis type 2, Auditory Brainstem Implant; speech recognition
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