Dr Franklin M. Rizer, II, neurotologist, died in a single plane accident earlier this month. Dr Rizer was a pioneer in cochlear implantation and he brought the gift of hearing to countless children and adults. Dr Rizer was a contributor to Audiology Online and Healthy Hearing. It was an honor to know Frank personally and to enjoy his laughter, expertise and knowledge. Frank died doing what he loved. Our sympathies go to his family, his friends and his patients . ---- Dr. Beck, Editor-In-Chief, Audiology Online & Healthy Hearing.