Ninety-seven percent of trial participants reported hearing improvements in the first year with the use of the SYNCHRONY EAS (Electric Acoustic Stimulation) Hearing Implant System. UNC implanted more patients than any other participating hearing center.
The Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC partners with knitting group to create hearing anniversary gifts for children
The Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC recently partnered with a knitting group to create cuddly love monsters – a Carolina blue creature holding a balloon that’s also the center’s logo – to give to children when they reach their one-year hearing anniversary.
Dr. Brown talked with NewsRadio680 WPTF about the symptoms of vertigo, after UNC men's basketball coach Roy Williams suffered an episode of vertigo during a game.
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists aims to address potential burnout of young doctors who have substantial research and extra-professional responsibilities.
On Sept. 16th, the Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC celebrated their 1,000th pediatric cochlear implant patient – a little girl named Tatum Lanier, whose older brother received a similar device at the center in 2010.
UNC School of Medicine and NC State researchers create 3D-printed models of temporal bones to be used for surgical simulation in pediatric cases and for patients with unusual anatomy.
Dr. Harold Pillsbury performed the surgery to implant a newly FDA-approved device that enables wearers to have MRI scans when needed. This was not possible with earlier cochlear implant models.
Sometimes patients with coclear implants need to have a second or "revision" implantation surgery because of device failure. A new UNC study finds that adults age 65 and older do just as well in speech perception after revision cochlear implantation as those younger than 65.
UNC’s obstetrics and gynecology residency was ranked No. 5 nationwide and No. 1 in the South, and UNC's family medicine residency was ranked No. 7 nationwide. In addition, 11 UNC programs were named among the Top Residencies of the South.
Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS, is chief of the Division of Head and Neck Oncology in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Oliver Adunka, an ENT surgeon at UNC Health Care, was able to get Dac Carpenter into a clinical trial that installed a sound bridge in one ear. That allows Dac to hear just like he did before he was injured.
The Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery is pleased to announce that its Director of Communications has received multiple awards for the overall design and layout of the 2013 Annual Report.
The UNC Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Oncology program in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery is pleased to announce that Samip N. Patel, MD, has been appointed Assistant Professor.
The university's culture of collaboration is leading to new possibilities for diagnosing and attacking cancers – by using robots.
Eight basic science and clinical departments at UNC finished in the top 10 in their fields.
In 2013, the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) accomplished many goals. Read about them in the OHNS annual report.
For the latest from the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, please read the winter edition of the newsletter.
While there, Sen. Hagan met Grayson Clamp, a 3-year-old boy from Charlotte, N.C. who is able to hear now after receiving an auditory brainstem implant at UNC as part of an FDA-approved investigational trial. A video showing Grayson hearing his father's voice for the first time has garnered more than 1 million views on YouTube.
Much of the world was fascinated late last week with the story and video footage of Grayson Clamp hearing for the first time. Grayson is a 3-year-old patient from Charlotte who is the first at UNC Hospitals, and among the first in the U.S., to receive an auditory brain stem implant as part of an FDA-approved trial. Watch and read just a few pieces of the coverage of Grayson's incredible story.
Grayson Clamp, a 3-year-old from Charlotte, received the auditory brain stem implant in a child done as part of an FDA clinical trial during a surgery done this spring at UNC Hospitals.