Definition of Brainstem implant
Brainstem implant: A type of hearing aid that bypasses the cochlea in the middle ear and the auditory nerve and is implanted in the brainstem. This type of implant helps individuals who cannot benefit from a cochlear implant because the auditory nerves are not working.
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012
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