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Rehabilitative Methods

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Which of the following would be the most appropriate treatment for rehabilitation of a patient, who has bilateral profound deafness following surgery for bilateral acoustic schwan noma: [AIIMS Nov 10}

A Bilateral high powered digital hearing aid

B Bilateral cochlear implant

C Unilateral cochlear implant

D Bramstern implant

Ans. D Brainstem implant Ref. Harrison 17th/ed p 204

Rehabilitative measure

Conductive hearing loss

Mild I moderate SNHL

Bilateral severe to profound SNHL with word recognition score < 30%

Bilateral damage to eight nerve by trauma Ibilateral vestibular

Corrective surgery I Hearing aids

Hearing aids

Cochlear implants

Brainstem auditory implants (placed near cochlear nucleus) schwannoma