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Mayo Clinic Celebrates 1,000th Patient to Get Cochlear Implant

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sept. 17, 2013 —For more than 30 years, cochlear implants have been making a profound impact in the lives of deaf or severely hard of hearing children and adults by restoring their ability to hear. The program at Mayo Clinic was one of the earliest in the country to offer cochlear implants to [...]

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Mayo Expert Offers Communication Tips for Medical Staff, Hearing-Impaired Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 24, 2012.  This week is the International Week of the Deaf, held to draw attention to deaf and hearing-impaired people, their accomplishments and challenges they face. One health care issue is a potential communication barrier between medical providers and deaf or hard-of-hearing patients. Mayo Clinic ear, [...]

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Cochlear Implants

Dr. Colin Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon discusses Mayo Clinic's minimally invasive approach to cochlear implants and efforts to preserve existing hearing. A cochlear implant is a prosthetic device that partially restores hearing function in individuals who have severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss.

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