Digisonic® SP ABI brainstem implant
In cases where hearing loss is accompanied by large lesions in both cochleae, including deterioration of the auditory nerve, a brainstem implant is typically recommended. This can restore a degree of hearing and enable communication.
The Digisonic® SP ABI brainstem implant is designed to overcome severe to total deafness for people suffering from major damage to the cochleae or to the auditory nerves, which prevent cochlear implantation.
This includes people with:
• Major cochlear malformation
• Complete cochlear ossification
• Fracture of the petrous pyramid
• Axonal neuropathy
• Tumours on the auditory nerves, such as neuromas
• Complete obliteration of both auditory nerves
Improved hearing for better quality of life
With the Digisonic® SP ABI brainstem implant, users receive auditory sensations that can facilitate communication and improve quality of life1,2. It comes with an array of 15 surface electrodes that are attached to the cochlear nuclei of the brainstem. Depending on the signal processed by the external sound processor, each electrode stimulates a different region of the brainstem so that patients can perceive a wide range of sounds. The Digisonic® SP ABI brainstem implant can be used with the Saphyr® neo collection sound processor.
Part of the Digisonic® SP range
The Digisonic® SP ABI holds some identical and competitive characteristics as the Digisonic® SP cochlear implant: a monobloc and compact receiver that integrates a unique fixation system. The quality of the chosen materials makes this device highly reliable. It is also compatible with MRI tests at 1.5 Tesla, commonly used in clinical practice. Find out more about medical examinations.
1Vincent C., Zini C., Gandolﬁ A., Triglia J.M., Pellet W., Truy E., Fischer G., Maurizi M., Meglio M., Lejeune J.P., Vaneecloo F.M. Results of the MXM Digisonic auditory brainstem implant clinical trials in Europe. Otol Neurotol. 2002 Jan; 23:56-60.
2Vincent C., Venecloo F.M., Schapira S., Duhen-Tourelle V., Allorge D., Haddad E., Lejeune J.P., Vaneecloo F.M. «The place of the Digisonic ABI in the management of Neuroﬁ bromatosis type 2» International Workshop on Neuroﬁ bromatosis type 2: State of the art, Sept 7th-9th 2006.
Digisonic® SP ABI
Auditory implant from the range
From following conversations in busy restaurants with loud music, to hearing quieter sounds such as the wind rustling through the trees.
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