The Auditory Brain-stem implant is placed in the brain in a complex neurosurgery referred to as Auditory Brain-Stem Implantation. Though, it does not bring back or recreate the hearing power but it does help a patient in sensing the sound and comprehend a sentence by lip-reading.The brain-stem Implantation helps people who are suffering from hearing loss either by birth (with no nerve of hearing) or have lost the hearing power due to some ailment (usually tumor near the hearing nerve) or accident.
What is Auditory Brain-stem Implant?
The implant is an electronic device which is placed in the brain of a patient with hearing problem. The implant generates a sense of sound which aids a patient in reacting and comprehending the surroundings.
Benefits of Auditory Brain-stem Implantation
No, the procedure does not revive or create hearing activity. It only helps in sending sound signals to brain. It helps a person in lip-reading and understanding other’s speech.