FDA Approves Clinical Trial of Auditory Brainstem Implant Procedure for Children in the U.S.



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.

See the full press release.

Early Pediatric Cochlear Implants in the US

StromDiagram_Fig11980 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!