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MED-EL USA Announces Grand Prize Winner of Ideas4Ears Kids Invention Competition

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA — MED-EL USA has announced the winner of its 2018-19 Ideas4Ears invention competition: Jaylin Macerinskas, age 8, from Englewood, Colorado. As the Grand Prize winner, Jaylin has won a trip for two to MED-EL’s international headquarters in Innsbruck, Austria, in June. The invention contest challenged children from around the world, ages 6-12…

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MED-EL USA Announces Launch of Ideas4Ears Children’s Invention Contest

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA — Hearing implant maker, MED-EL USA, announced last week that the company is participating in the international 2018-19 Ideas4Ears Children’s Invention Contest. Countries from around the world are participating in the competition which aims to raise public awareness of hearing loss and inspire young innovators. Open to children aged 6-12 years old, the…

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New MED-EL cochlear implant can be used with MRI, FDA finds

    DURHAM, NC–One drawback of wearing a cochlear implant (CI) is that it creates complications for CI wearers who need to undergo an MRI  (magnetic resonance imaging).  Doing an MRI scan of the head with the CI in place can prevent an accurate scan from being produced.  Worse yet, scanning any part of the body with…

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Trailblazers in cochlear implants receive Lasker-DeBakey Awards

NEW YORK—Three pioneering scientists who led the way to developing the cochlear implant received the prestigious Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award at ceremonies held here on September 20. The 2013 honorees are Graeme M. Clark, Ingeborg Hochmair, and Blake S. Wilson, whose work contributed so much to enabling profoundly deaf people to hear. In announcing…

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FDA approval will facilitate MRIs for some cochlear implant wearers

DURHAM, NC—Med-El USA announced on June 14 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its approval for wearers of three models of Med-El cochlear implants to undergo magnetic resonance imaging with 1.5 Tesla (T) MRI systems while leaving the internal magnet of their cochlear implant system in place. The federal agency’s decision,…

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