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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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Communicating with Hearing-Impaired Patients

This week is designated International Week of the Deaf, to focus attention on the accomplishments and challenges facing deaf and hearing-impaired people. A potential health care issue for this population is overcoming a communication barrier with medical providers. Mayo Clinic ENT expert Colin Driscoll, M.D., says, “There are many patients with significant amounts [...]

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