Meniere’s Disease on the Moon

While cochlear implants and other surgical procedures are life-changing miracles within themselves, another story of miraculous success that was the result of an astronaut’s grounding in 1964.  The astronaut’s 1968 triumph over the disease was due to the personal attitude of the individual and the medical genius of the surgical inventor and innovator, Dr. William…

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Animal Models in Auditory Research

Most audiologists know that hearing impairment is the most common congenital sensory impairment. It affects up to 1 in 500 newborns, 1 in 300 children by the age of 4, and 1 in 1000 newborns will have genetically inherited hearing loss. In addition to aging, hearing loss in adults stems from exposure to chronic infection,…

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