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Cochlear Implants: Infrared Light Improves Signals to the Brain

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.

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Bilateral Cochlear Implants: A Fitting Choice for Mother and Daughter

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...

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Cochlear Ossification

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?

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What is a cochlear implant?

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...

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Assistive Listening Devices and Cochlear Implants

Which assistive listening devices can be used with a cochlear implant?

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Cochlear Implant Candidacy

Am I a candidate for a cochlear implant?

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Completely Implantable Cochlear Implants

Will a completely implantable cochlear implant be available?

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Cochlear Implantation with Facial Neuralgia

Does anyone happen to know if there are any contraindications to doing cochlear implant surgery on someone with atypical facial neuralgia?

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The Baha System for Unilateral Sensori-Neural Hearing Loss

Are there alternative treatments for unilateral sensorineural hearing loss in adults and children?

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Binaural Cochlear Implants

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

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Candidacy for Bone Conduction Implants

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

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Accessories for Cochlear Implants

What accessories are available for use with a cochlear implant, especiallyfor the telephone? Please explain the options and alternatives.

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Bone Conduction v. Middle Ear Implants

I have been reading about implantable hearing devices and am confused. Please explain the difference between bone conduction implants and middle ear implants.

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Phone Use With a Cochlear Implant

If I get a cochlear implant, will I be able to use the telephone?

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Bi-Lingual Cochlear Implant Users

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

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Adjusting to a New Cochlear Implant for a Child

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

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Can a Patient With a Cochlear Implant Undergo MRI?

Are there any concerns regarding a cochlear implant patient that needs an MRI of the knee due to a sport injury?

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FDA Regulations and Cochlear Implantation for Unilateral Deafness

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

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Frequency of MAPping and Therapy for Cochlear Implants

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

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Vertigo Treatment: Cochlear Implant Tested For Meniere's Disease

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.

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