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What Are Hearing Aid Implants?

Hearing aid implants are devices which are physically attached to the patient.

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Patients with Communication Problems are at Risk of Hospital Complications

The prospect of hospitalization is scary. Nobody likes being sick, and even less so having to undergo medical treatment in a hospital. But for people who have communication...

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Are there medical treatments for hearing loss?

Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common hearing loss type and typically cannot be medically treated. Conductive hearing loss, caused by ear wax, middle ear infections, or other disorders, is often temporary and sometimes treatable with medical intervention.

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Tubes in Ear: Safe With Cochlear Implants in Children

Ear tubes to treat infections does not appear to adversely affect children with cochlear implants, regardless of whether the tubes are left in place or removed before implantation

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Cochlear Implants: Benefits for Older Adults

New research reveal that older adults appear to benefit significantly from cochlear implants. Cochlear implants have become an accepted treatment for adults with age-related hearing loss or the progression of early-onset hearing loss.

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What are the causes of and treatments for hearing loss in one ear (unilateral hearing loss)?

The causes of unilateral hearing loss include ear trauma, noise exposure, and genetics. Unilateral hearing loss treatment depends on the cause and type of hearing loss.

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MED-EL Launches Interactive "SoundScape" Educational Program

Free Rehabilitation Programs Expand BRIDGE to Better Communication  Durham, NC - (February 12, 2009) - MED-EL Corporation announced today that the company has launched a...

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What is an ENT (ear-nose-and-throat doctor)?

Otolaryngologists (also called ear-nose-and-throat, or ENT, doctors) are physicians who have advanced training in disorders of the ear, nose, throat and head and neck.

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Is there such a thing as sexy hearing aids?

Hearing aids, like eyeglasses, are so fashionable today, available in all the latest trends and fun colors to fit anyone's personality and make a fashion statement.

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What is the difference between an Otoloaryngologist, Neurotologist, and Otologist?

Otolaryngologists, neurotologists and otologists are the physicians who typically treat disorders of the ear requiring medical or surgical solutions.

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What are cochlear implants?

Generally speaking, cochlear implants are for patients with severe-to-profound, sensorineural hearing loss. There are approximately 500,000 patients in the USA with...

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What are middle ear implants?

Middle ear implants are surgically implanted devices. Particular middle ear implants have been approved by the FDA for specific hearing losses, such as chronic middle ear...

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Who gets cochlear implants?

In general, cochlear implants are used to allow deaf people to hear. Although many people who are "hearing impaired" or "hard of hearing" believe they are...

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Financial Assistance for Hearing Aids: The Gift of Hearing Foundation

The Gift of Hearing Foundation (GOHF) is dedicated to increasing access to cochlear implants. In some cases, the GOHF is able to provide financial help for cochlear implants to patients when no other option exists.

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Hearing Loss in Children: Help Me Hear Foundation

Help Me Hear Foundation provides financial help for hearing aids and cochlear implants for children with hearing loss, when their families cannot otherwise afford to pay for these devices and services.

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Second Cochlear Implant Surgery Improves Quality of Life in Children

Study shows children see increase in quality of life after receiving bilateral cochlear implants

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New Surgical Technique Developed to Treat Perforated Eardrums

Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre practices revolutionary new surgery to help repair perforated or ruptured eardrums.

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Customize Your Advanced Bionics Sound Processors With Eye-Catching Looks From Skinit

Valencia, Calif. (PRWEB) December 9, 2009 -- Advanced Bionics® (http://www.advancedbionics.com), the only U.S.-based manufacturer of cochlear implants (or "bionic...

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Oticon Medical’s Ponto Hearing Implant System Gains Acceptance

Studies show Oticon Medical’s Ponto Bone Anchored Hearing Implant System proves successful.

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