In Historic First, Washington University Surgeons Restore Hearing in Patients with Acoustic Neuromas

The Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University in St. Louis made history on July 15 when it completed its first case in a clinical trial to restore hearing in patients with vestibular schwannomas, also known as acoustic neuromas. The July operation at Barnes-Jewish Hospital marked the first use of the MED-EL Auditory Nerve Test System…

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Patient sues ENT; claims he overlooked warning sign of acoustic neuroma

CHARLESTON, WV—While the $9 million suit against Justin Bieber for allegedly causing a woman to lose her hearing is getting a lot more attention (see this week’s Hearing View), a much less publicized case in West Virginia may have more serious implications for hearing care providers and consumers alike. As reported in The West Virginia…

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