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cochlear implant Julia Fargo

Julia’s journey: A cochlear implant story

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 cochlear implants

Cochlear implants give Elijah new life

Elijah was born deaf, but technology gives him the power to hear the world around him.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Ear-infection prevention, diagnosis and treatment

Gigi Chawla, MD, joined "WCCO Mid-Morning" to discuss the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ear infections in kids.

Tympanoplasty

Pediatric tympanoplasty is a procedure performed to repair a perforated eardrum in a child’s ear. An eardrum perforation is simply a hole in the eardrum (tympanic membrane). The eardrum is a thin membrane deep in our ear canal. This membrane vibrates when sound waves hit it and helps transfer sound energy into the inner ear which allows us to hear. A hole in the eardrum can come from a bad ear infection, a surgical procedure like placement of an ear tube, or from trauma such as a Q-tip® jabbed deep inside the ear canal (one of many reasons to avoid using any cotton swab to clean your ears!) Tympanoplasty surgery is a common way to repair the perforation, if necessary.

Mandibular Distraction

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.

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) & Facial Plastic Surgery Research

Ear Tubes

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We know you may want to dig for more information, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.