iNFo Fair 2019: Auditory Brainstem and Cochlear Implantation
For many newly diagnosed NF2 patients the first question that usually comes to mind is “Am I going to lose my hearing?” This is indeed a valid concern since NF2 is typically characterized by bilateral acoustic nerve tumors (vestibular schwannomas) which can eventually cause partial or complete hearing loss in one or both ears.
If you are looking for information on managing hearing loss in NF2 the 2019 NF Midwest Family Symposium and iNFo Fair has you covered! You will not want to miss this important NF2 breakout session titled “Hearing Rehabilitation in NF2: Auditory Brainstem and Cochlear Implantation” by Kevin Peng, MD from House Clinic in Los Angeles CA. Dr. Peng, along with his colleagues at House Clinic, are widely known for their extensive knowledge and expertise in auditory brainstem implants (ABI) and cochlear implants (CI) in NF2 patients. You will hear about the latest research discoveries and developments, the criteria for determining whether a patient is a candidate for either an ABI or CI as well as pros and cons of both devices. Come prepared to learn and get answers to your questions from one of the experts!