Auditory brainstem implantation

P. Ashley Wackym, Christina L. Runge-Samuelson, Jill B. Firszt

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Auditory brainstem implants are auditory prostheses designed to treat deafness in patients with neurofibromatosis type II (NF2). The auditory brainstem implant protocol used by our group includes microsurgical and endoscopic placement of the electrode pad, electrophysiologic testing in the operating room to ensure optimal placement, and psychophysical/ behavioral testing for appropriate stimulation and longitudinal follow-up of the patient. With this protocol we have achieved excellent outcomes relative to those achieved by other centers. Our methods are described herein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-163
Number of pages5
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


  • ABI
  • Auditory brainstem implant
  • Electrophysiology
  • Endoscopy
  • NF2
  • Neurofibromatosis type II


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