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Notes of Caution

Earbuds are popular among children and teenagers, but these tiny devices can cause big damage to hearing if used improperly ...

Patient Stories

From Jackson, Mississippi, to St. Louis Children's Hospital: One Mom’s Quest for Her Son’s Cochlear Implant

Ian Farley, now age 12, was born with single-sided deafness. A cause for his deafness was never identified; according to ...

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Cochlear Implants: A Viable Option for Children With Single-Sided Deafness

Over the past decade, cochlear implantation for adults with single-sided hearing loss has proven effective in helping to restore sound ...

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Medical Animation: Hearing Test

When sound waves reach the ear, they are gathered by the funnel-shaped outer ear and are channeled into the middle ...

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Medical Animation: Cochlear Implants

During normal hearing, sound waves travel through the ear canal and strike the eardrum causing it to vibrate. The eardrum ...

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Study Shows Increased Risk of Hearing Decline in Some Cancer Survivors

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have determined that a diagnosis of asymmetric hearing loss (AHL) in some pediatric ...

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Crystal Clear

Children use their eyes and ears to understand the world around them. When something is wrong with either, it can ...

Patient Stories

Sweet Music - David's Story

His families’ voices are sweet music to the ears of 16-year-old David Cluff. Those voices, as well as music overall ...

Patient Stories

Meet CiCi: Cochlear Implant Star

Among the first things you notice about 12-year-old Sylicia Gregory (CiCi) are her winning smile and her gracefulness, the result ...