Breakthrough for children without hearing nerve via auditory brainstem implant

02/15/2015 - 00:00

  By Alison Trinidad -<br><br>A multi-institutional team of hearing and communication experts led by the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) is breaking sound barriers for children born without a hearing nerve in a clinical trial backed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Launched in March 2014, the three-year study has enrolled five of 10 participants and successfully implanted an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) device in four children who previously could not hear.<br><br>The research team will present preliminary findings at the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) 2015 Annual Meeting in San Jose, California, on Feb. 14.<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON KECK MEDICINE OF USC</a>