Nearly 20 Cuban deaf and blind children can hear now, thanks to the implant of an electronic device that has revolutionized the world of profound neuro-sensorial auditory deficiency.
The patients received the implant at La Pradera International Health Centre in Havana, the Prensa Latina news service reported.
The device turns sounds and speaking signs into electric signals, partially restoring the hearing perception.
The result was this implant for the profoundly deaf children, whose problems were not solved through the conventional prosthesis, a technique usually applied in patients under 14 years old.
Experts believe this technology has revolutionized the treatment and become an essential aid for treating deafness.