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implant

Med anything implanted, esp surgically, such as a tissue graft or hormone

implant

[′im‚plant]
(medicine)
A quantity of radioactive material in a suitable container, intended to be embedded in a tissue or tumor for therapeutic purposes.
A tissue graft placed in depth in the body.
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His parents believe his only option is an auditory brainstem implant.
Supplementing the 1200 images within the book are 15 outstanding videos available on Thieme's MediaCenter demonstrating the implantation of the different cochlear implantation devices that are currently available and the application of brainstem implants in these situations: tumor removal, malformation (missing auditory nerve in children), and cochlear ossification.
Today MED-EL offers the widest range of implantable solutions worldwide to treat various degrees of hearing loss: cochlear and middle ear implant systems, EAS (combined Electric Acoustic Stimulation) hearing implant system and auditory brainstem implants as well as the worldos first active bone conduction implant.
He discusses disorders of the ear and auditory nervous system, including hearing impairment and those caused by hyperactivity of the brain, especially tinnitus; the role of neural plasticity; cochlear and brainstem implants and their physiological basis; prevention of hearing loss; and practical and legal aspects of hearing conservation.
It covers topics ranging from auditory brainstem implants to vestibular schwannoma, providing readers with a comprehensive overview of surgical procedures and techniques used to treat a variety of skull base diseases.
Hearing aids, bilateral implants, and auditory brainstem implants are also addressed in individual chapters.
but this report looks at all 50 of the top companies - companies like - MED-EL, an Innsbruck, Austria headquartered, 500 person, private company offering implantable solutions across the hearing loss spectrum, including cochlear and middle ear implants, combined electric-acoustic stimulation and brainstem implants.
It is hoped three-year-old Calum Geary will hear his first sounds today after doctors activate auditory brainstem implants inserted to help him hear.

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