Researchers have discovered that infrared light can cause the inner ear to send signals to the brain, which could mean improvements to cochlear implants in the future.
In many ways, Michelle Tjelmeland and her 10-year-old daughter, Ellie, are hearing miracles. With the help of modern technology, they went from the world of total silence to...
How do the bacteria (primarily S. pneumoccocus) for contraction of meningitis cause the ossification of the inner cochlear structures? Which structures specifically ossifies, the basilar membrane?
For patients with severe to profound sensorineural hearing losses, hearing aids are often not able to improve speech understanding. While very powerful hearing aids exist, that...
Which assistive listening devices can be used with a cochlear implant?
Am I a candidate for a cochlear implant?
Will a completely implantable cochlear implant be available?
Does anyone happen to know if there are any contraindications to doing cochlear implant surgery on someone with atypical facial neuralgia?
Are there alternative treatments for unilateral sensorineural hearing loss in adults and children?
I have received a Nucleus 24 contour implant 12/2003. My insurance will only cover one implant. I am wondering if there is any push to have the FDA change to allow binaural implants? With the benefit I am receiving monaurally, I believe binaural would b
I had an acoustic neuroma surgically removed two years ago and have no hearing in my left ear. I have repeatedly discussed my hearing difficulties with my physician. I tried a CROS hearing aid, but was unhappy with its performance. What are candidacy crit
What accessories are available for use with a cochlear implant, especiallyfor the telephone? Please explain the options and alternatives.
I have been reading about implantable hearing devices and am confused. Please explain the difference between bone conduction implants and middle ear implants.
If I get a cochlear implant, will I be able to use the telephone?
My daughter Danielle was diagnosed with profound bilateral hearing loss at one month of age. She was implanted at 10 months. She hears the grass grow. Her receptive speech is about age appropriate, expressive is improving everyday. Danielle has turned two
Our daughter, age 3, is getting a HiResolution Cochlear Implant this Friday. I'm wondering....when we first amplified Ali with her Phonak hearing aid on the left side, she did not tolerate it very well, and still had significant balance problems. One ye
Are there any concerns regarding a cochlear implant patient that needs an MRI of the knee due to a sport injury?
My son lost his hearing in one ear due to a motorcycle accident, the hearing is completely gone in one ear. He still has normal hearing in his other ear. Is there any technology that can be used to restore hearing in one dead ear? I see that Cochlear im
My daughter who is now 21 months of age recently underwent cochlear implant surgery and the processor was turned on July 28. My question is how often would she require speech therapy? Right now the therapist is recommending once a week. Is this sufficien
A University of Washington Medical Center patient is the world's first recipient of a device that aims to quell the disabling vertigo associated with Meniere's disease.