L.A.-based House Research Institute and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given final approval to begin a clinical trial of an Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) procedure for children.
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1980 marked the first pediatric cochlear implant in the US. Dr. William House and his team performed the surgery with a single-channel device. He first implanted two patients for a short term clinical trial in 1961!
Read more of the early history of pediatric cochlear implants!