UNC Health Talk

Surgical team brings hearing to 3-year-old Charlotte boy

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The surgery, performed by Craig Buchman, MD, Professor Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, and Matthew Ewend, MD, Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, is the first of its kind performed in the United States as part of an FDA clinical trial.

The device was originally used for patients with deafness due to auditory nerve tumors, which impact hearing, but is now being considered to help restore hearing in children.

View the story on WRAL’s website.