A new study from Children's Minnesota found that ventilators emit noise that travels not only through the air, but also through bone conduction, which may contribute to hearing loss for babies in the NICU.
Dr. Abby Meyer, Lisa Zagar, AuD; and Mignon Miller, SLP, of the audiology program at Children's Minnesota join the show to discuss cochlear implants.
Julia Fargo speaks and uses American Sign Language after receiving cochlear implants. Her mother, Nikki, shares the story of her daughter's journey through our hearing loss program.
Elijah was born deaf, but technology gives him the power to hear the world around him.
Gigi Chawla, MD, joined "WCCO Mid-Morning" to discuss the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ear infections in kids.
Children's Minnesota researcher Dr. James Sidman discovered ventilators are a potential cause of hearing loss for premature babies in the NICU.
Mandibular distraction is a method used to increase the length of the jaw bone. It requires a surgical procedure to attach the distractors, one one each side of the jaw bone. The process of distraction occurs after surgery and usually takes between 10 and 14 days.