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New bone anchored hearing implant enhances patient’s life

Dec. 2, 2020—Although Elisabeth Mouw, 23, knew she would benefit from having a bone-anchored hearing implant, she put off getting one for several years. Aside from being concerned about the aesthetic of wearing an external hearing device, she was worried it would interfere with her ability to play sports.

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Global recommendations for cochlear implants outlined

Sep. 10, 2020—More than 432 million adults across the globe live with a disabling hearing loss, but of those who are candidates for cochlear implants, only 4-5% receive one.

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Team to create customizable cochlear implant programming

Aug. 6, 2020—A team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers has received a $3.1 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop advanced, patient-specific cochlear implant stimulation models for customized implant programming.

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Same-day cochlear implant surgeries reduce travel burden, wait times

Jan. 9, 2020—VUMC is testing an optimized cochlear implant delivery model that offers patients hearing tests, radiologic scans, surgical consultation, device selection and outpatient surgery all on the day of their initial visit.

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Study takes personal approach to cochlear implant programming

Feb. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently received a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve outcomes for children with significant hearing loss by providing individualized, prescription-like programming for their cochlear implants.

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Cochlear implant team shares insights in Ireland

Aug. 25, 2016—An interdisciplinary team at Vanderbilt that developed an innovative method of programming cochlear implants to help people hear better recently presented at Deerfield Residence, the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland’s official residence in Dublin.

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Cochlear implant’s success is music to patient’s ears

Jan. 28, 2016—Sidney Kleinman is living proof that you’re never too old to have your hearing restored.

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Gifford lands clinical achievement award from ASHA

Dec. 10, 2015—René Gifford, Ph.D., associate professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, received the 2015 Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the group’s national convention, which was held last month in Denver.

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Hochmair set for next Discovery Lecture

Oct. 1, 2015—The co-creator of the world’s first microelectronic multi-channel cochlear implant — a device that provides sound signals to the brain in deaf individuals — will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Cochlear implants focus of symposium

Dec. 11, 2014—More than 1,200 attendees from more than 40 countries are in Nashville this week for the 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children.

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Photo: Discovery Lecture

Mar. 20, 2014—Cochlear implant pioneer Blake Wilson, D.Sc., of Duke University, speaks about speech-processing technology at his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Vanderbilt Medicine: Robotics revolution

Sep. 11, 2013—In the foreseeable future, robots will be sticking steerable needles in your brain to remove blood clots; capsule robots will be crawling up your colon as a painless replacement for the colonoscopy; and ultra-miniaturized snake robots will remove tumors from your bladder and other body cavities.

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