Auditory Brainstem Implantation (ABI)

September 19, 2018


Ravi N. Samy, M.D. successfully implanted a cochlear implant (CI) in the right ear and an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) in the left ear of a patient named Jessica, making her one of the few patients in the country to have both. The ABI was implanted with the CochlearTM Nucleus® 7, the first made-for-iPhone sound processor approved by the Food and Drug Administration. With the combination of the ABI and the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, Jessica can stream phone calls, video, music and entertainment.

Tune in to learn more about Jessica’s unique case and as well as the CI/ABI program at the University of Cincinnati/ Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.


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Ravi Samy, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Chief of the Division of Otology/Neurotology, University of Cincinnati / Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Ravi Samy, M.D. is the Chief of the Division of Otology/Neurotology at the University of Cincinnati / Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is also the Program Director of the Neurotology Fellowship and Auditory Brainstem Implant and Cochlear Implant Program. As such, he is intimately acquainted with the surgical training... Read More >