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Bone Conduction Implant System

Just recently, a man received the world’s first bone conduction implant system, called the Bonebridge. Brian Hogg, 29, from Edinburgh in Scotland received this implant along with a right ear reconstruction in December 2012, which was needed because of a genetic disorder that affects the proper growth of the head and neck, called Treacher Collins […]

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Cochlear Implants

Cochlear implants have long been a contentious topic, especially when they first came out commercially in the 1980s. I remember the fierce debates over the use on children younger than 3 years old. At issue was the right of the child to wait until one was old enough to be explained the procedures and allowed […]

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