Friday, September 28, 2007

Bone Anchored Cochlear Stimulator

Dr. Sam Marzo of Loyola University Medical Center surgically implanted a bone-anchored cochlear stimulator that delivers sound to the inner ear by bone conduction.

"People unable to hear as a result of chronic ear inflammation or drainage can benefit from this new therapy," said Marzo, who also serves as program director of the Hearing and Balance Center at Loyola's Oakbrook Terrace Medical Center, One South Summit Ave, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. "The device will work for people who do not have a functioning ear canal."

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