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Tag: Otolaryngology

Harold Pillsbury

September 19, 2016

UNC hearing loss experts lead clinical trials of FDA-approved heari...

Ninety-seven percent of trial participants reported hearing improvements in the first year with the use of the SYNCHRONY EAS (Electric Acoustic Stimulation) Hearing Implant System. UNC implanted more patients than any other participating hearing center.

Hearing, Studies, Technology, Treatment

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Love monsters that are given to children at the Children's Cochlear Implant Center at UNC. Photo contributed.

August 31, 2016

The Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC partners with knittin...

The Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC recently partnered with a knitting group to create cuddly love monsters – a Carolina blue creature holding a balloon that’s also the center’s logo – to give to children when they reach their one-year hearing anniversary.

Hearing, Studies, Technology, Treatment

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September 17, 2015

In Her Brother’s Footsteps

On Sept. 16th, the Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC celebrated their 1,000th pediatric cochlear implant patient—a little girl named Tatum Lanier, whose older brother received a similar device at the center in 2010.

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UNC Chapel

April 2, 2015

A dress rehearsal for surgery

UNC School of Medicine and NC State researchers create 3D-printed models of temporal bones to be used for surgical simulation in pediatric cases and for patients with unusual anatomy.

Innovation, Orthopedic Surgery, Treatment

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The surgery was performed by Dr. Harold Pillsbury

March 25, 2015

Patient at UNC Hospitals is first in U.S. to receive newly approved...

Dr. Harold Pillsbury performed the surgery to implant a newly FDA-approved device that enables wearers to have MRI scans when needed. This was not possible with earlier cochlear implant models.

Hearing, Innovation, Technology

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Margaret T. Dillon

January 22, 2015

Patient older age not an issue in revision cochlear implantation

Sometimes patients with coclear implants need to have a second or "revision" implantation surgery because of device failure. A new UNC study finds that adults age 65 and older do just as well in speech perception after revision cochlear implantation as those younger than 65.

Hearing, Studies, Technology, Treatment

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UNC Chapel

August 13, 2014

War vet receives his hearing back

Dr. Oliver Adunka, an ENT surgeon at UNC Health Care, was able to get Dac Carpenter into a clinical trial that installed a sound bridge in one ear. That allows Dac to hear just like he did before he was injured.

Clinical Trials, Devices, Hearing, UNC Stories

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UNC Chapel

June 25, 2013

Hearing Grayson’s story around the world

Much of the world was fascinated late last week with the story and video footage of Grayson Clamp hearing for the first time. Grayson is a 3-year-old patient from Charlotte who is the first at UNC Hospitals, and among the first in the U.S., to receive an auditory brain stem implant as part of an FDA-approved trial. Watch and read just a few pieces of the coverage of Grayson's incredible story.

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Three-year-old Grayson Clamp from Charlotte

May 30, 2013

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

Surgeons at UNC Health Care recently performed the first-ever auditory brain stem implant done in a child. Three-year-old Grayson Clamp from Charlotte, N.C., was born with no cochlear nerves and as a result could not hear.

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January 13, 2011

UNC surgeons pioneer new approach to aneurysms: Go through the nose

Dr. Anand V. Germanwala and Dr. Adam M. Zanation have published a paper describing a surgery they performed that is believed to be the first reported clipping of a ruptured brain aneurysm through a patient's nose.

Innovation, Neurology, Treatment

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Illustration showing profiles of children at different ages with cochlear implants

April 21, 2010

For children with hearing loss: The earlier the better for cochlear...

UNC was one of six medical centers to take part in this study, which is believed to be the first nationwide look at the impact of surgical timing on the success rate of the implants.

Hearing, Research

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