Dr. Shohet Presents Esteem Four-Year Study Data In Korea

August 19, 2013

For the 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies, Dr. Jack Shohet of Shohet Ear Associates, presents his four-year study of the Esteem implantable hearing device.

Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2013

Dr. Jack Shohet presented his experiences with Esteem-implanted patients during the 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (IFOS) in Seoul, Korea in June.

His presentation, "Esteem Totally Implantable Hearing Device System: 4-Year Audiometric Data" showed that for Esteem patients, their speech reception threshold (SRT) was initially improved, and remained improved over their hearing aids during the four years they were followed. The same was true of their word recognition scores at 50 dB.

This is the longest follow-up study on Esteem patients thus far. From this study, there is now data that shows that the benefit of the Envoy Esteem remains stable even four years after implantation.

The Esteem® is the only FDA-approved, fully implanted, active middle ear hearing device. For people with moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss, the “invisible” Esteem® Hearing Implant represents a first-of-its-kind technology—a fully implanted, 100% waterproof, long-term hearing solution. Unlike conventional hearing aids, there are no external components and nothing in the ear canal, making it a uniquely invisible solution.

Shohet Ear Associates has partnered with nine Southern California audiology practices to make the “invisible” Esteem® Hearing Implant widely available to candidates for the device. Patients interested in learning more about the Esteem and whether they are candidates will be able to find an Esteem-certified audiologist as far north as Beverly Hills and as south as San Diego.

In order to be Esteem-certified, audiologists must have been in practice for several years and have completed training on how the device works, how it is implanted and what the indications and contraindications are for its use. The actual implant surgery is performed by Dr. Shohet, who is Board-certified in otolaryngology and neurotology, and specializes in ear care.

The audiologists who have joined the Shohet Ear Associates Esteem-certified Network include:

Bonnie Baehr, AuD    

Beverly Hills Hearing Center    

9100 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 310

Beverly Hills, CA 90212    


Mary Ann Gilbert, AuD    

Whittier Hearing Center    

13120 E Philadelphia St.

Whittier, CA 90601    


Sunni McBride, AuD    

South Bay Hearing    

3734 W Sepulveda Blvd.

Torrance, CA 90505    


Janell Reid, AuD    

Tustin Hearing Center    

12791 Newport Ave, Ste. 101

Tustin, CA 92780    


Jennifer Hatzkilson, AuD    

Advanced Hearing Services    

62 Corporate Park, Ste. 112

Irvine, CA 92606    


Aaron Jones, AuD    

Ear Audiology    

320 Santa Fe Dr. Ste. 300

Encinitas, CA 92024    


Sara Mattson, AuD    

California Head & Neck Specialists    

9834 Genesse Ave, Ste. 111

La Jolla, CA 92009    


Kenneth Podlenski, AuD    

North County Audiology    

11835 Carmel Mountain Rd, Ste. 1313

San Diego, CA 92128    


John Coleman, AuD    

Orange County Physicians Hearing Services    

26726 Crown Valley Parkway

Mission Viejo, CA 92691    


Shohet Ear Associates is Orange County’s most comprehensive resource for all medical needs of the ear. It is the only practice where patients can be treated with every medical and surgical treatment for hearing loss. The practice has two locations: 446 Old Newport Blvd. in Newport Beach and 10861 Cherry St., Ste. 303 in Los Alamitos. A new office is scheduled to open in Seal Beach in September.

To learn more about the Esteem Hearing Implant, please visit http://www.EsteemHearing.com or the Shohet Ear Associates website at http://www.eardoctor.org .

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11036044.htm

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