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2014-01-20 08:23:15

Ear abnormalities, craniofacial conditions, tumors, and lesions in children can be treated through plastic surgery procedures FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastic surgery often provides more than a cosmetic improvement for many people who undergo procedures. This is especially true in the case of a special group of plastic surgery patients: children. Dr. Emily J. Kirby, board certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Association of Pediatric Plastic...

2013-07-24 23:28:25

Implantable Hearing Devices improve hearing without abutments or complications. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Hearing loss in children can affect the ability to develop communication, language and social skills, impacting every facet of life, from education to participation in sports to job marketability. Children have often resorted to assistive devices, sign language or simply trying to “make do,” but Sophono, Inc., reports that recent advances in areas including bone conduction...

Children With Ear Deformity May Need Help To Improve School Performance
2013-07-19 09:01:32

Washington University School of Medicine Children born with a complete absence of the external ear canal, even if only one ear is affected, are more likely than their peers to struggle in school, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Hearing amplification and corrective surgery are available for the condition, called aural atresia. But many children with single ear atresia (unilateral atresia) often are not treated, even though they have...

2013-06-27 23:45:40

-- Implantable hearing device improves hearing, speech understanding without complications - - Boulder, Colo. (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 A new follow-up study has confirmed that the advanced implantable, magnetic bone conduction hearing system from Sophono, Inc., produces the same hearing gains as traditionally used devices that work with an abutment – and with no complications. The study, conducted by physicians in the Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Prosper...

2013-04-09 08:30:04

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Sheryl Lewin, a Craniofacial Plastic Surgeon who specializes in reconstructing ears, is pleased to announce the formation of Earicles (Miracles for Ears), a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve children born without ears through research, education and need-based surgical care. Dr. Lewin has dedicated her career to ear reconstruction, specializing in Microtia, a congenital condition in which the ear does not develop...

2013-03-14 12:27:48

Surgical Experts in Direct-to-Implant Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction and Pediatric Cranio-Facial Repair Affiliate with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastic and reconstructive surgeons C. Andrew Salzberg, M.D. and Tae Ho Kim, M.D. of the New York Group for Plastic Surgery are now providing their surgical expertise in breast reconstruction and pediatric surgery to patients in the New York City area at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr....

3D Printable Ears: Can You Hear Me Now?
2013-02-21 21:30:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s hard not to see 3D printing as the beginning of a bright new future. The ability to print real, 3D objects from a desktop device is a powerful new force in the way companies deliver products to customers and inventors bring their designs to life. Now, a team of bioengineers and physicians have developed a way to create a real-live human ear with a 3D printer. This ear not only resembles an actual human ear, it´s...

2012-01-23 14:00:00

A surgeon at Children´s Memorial Hospital recently performed the first Alpha 1 bone conduction hearing implantation in the youngest child in Illinois. Clara Beatty, a 9-year-old with Treacher Collins syndrome, has aural atresia, a condition in which her ear canals and middle ears did not develop. The recently FDA approved hearing system provides the latest technology that has many advantages over prior generation devices. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 A surgeon at...

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2009-03-18 10:13:15

Surgery at Loyola Makes it Possible to Attach Prosthesis with Magnets To look at Matthew Houdek, you could never tell he was born with virtually no left ear. A surgery at Loyola University Health System made it possible for Houdek to be fitted with a prosthetic ear that looks just like the real thing. Ear-nose-throat surgeon Dr. Sam Marzo implanted three small metal screws in the side of Houdek's head. Each screw is fitted with a magnet, and magnetic attraction holds the prosthetic ear in...