It’s Better Hearing and Speech Month
Better hearing and speech month promotes understanding and awareness surrounding communication disorders.
xCAT—Xoran’s intraoperative, mobile, cone-beam computed tomography—was used in a minimally invasive robotically assisted cochlear implant surgery.
In this scientific article, Evaluation of a Less Invasive Cochlear Implant Surgery in OPA1 Mutations Provoking Deafblindness, a less-invasive cochlear implant surgery is evaluated to prevent deafblindness from occurring in a patient.
“CI is a remedy for deafness, but requires revision surgery every 20 to 25 years, and thus placement should be minimally invasive. Furthermore, failed reimplantation surgery will have more impact on a deafblind person. In this context, we assessed the safety of minimally invasive robotically assisted cochlear implant surgery (RACIS) for the first time in a deafblind patient.”
“This article describes, for the first time, that RACIS appears to be a safe and beneficial intervention to increase hearing and communication skills in cases of deafblindness due to OPA1 mutations.”