Fewer than half of patients with obstructive sleep apnea stick with CPAP for 3 years, exposing them to serious sequelae. A new airway-stimulating device, implanted on an outpatient basis, is a tolerable alternative to CPAP
When Hearing Is Good but Not Good Enough: Expanding Criteria for Cochlear Implantation
Results from a clinical trial in progress may ultimately pave the way for patients with significant but not profound hearing loss to qualify for cochlear implantation
Transoral Robot-Assisted Surgery for Head and Neck Disease
Transoral robot-assisted surgery (TORS) has shown great results in carefully selected patients. As refinements continue, TORS will likely have a significant impact on the management of diseases of the head and neck.
Auditory Brainstem Implant Surgery Rescues Patients with Deafness Secondary to Nerve Damage
For patients with auditory nerve damage, bypassing the damaged nerve with an auditory brainstem implant improves sound recognition, sentence understanding
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Treating Asymmetric Hearing Loss with Bimodal Devices: A Successful Balancing Act
An independent evaluation of hearing in each ear can identify those patients with asymmetric hearing loss who may benefit from bimodal stimulation with a cochlear implant in one ear and a hearing aid in the other
A Joint Response to Laryngeal Hyper-responsiveness
An alliance between Cleveland Clinic’s Head & Neck Institute and Respiratory Institute provides more effective care for patients with laryngeal hyper-responsiveness, whose symptoms can defy easy diagnosis
Topical Drug Delivery: The New Trend in Maintenance Therapy for Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Topical delivery of medicines for postoperative management of chronic rhinosinusitis is in vogue but patients need to be aware that cold irrigants have potential complications
Hyperacusis Research: The Noise is Too Loud!
Development of effective therapies for chronic hyperacusis will require establishment of an animal model to better understand its mechanisms
Audiology Research Lab is Humming with Activity
Innovations with immediate application in everyday clinical practice are improving the assessment and management of patients with hearing loss, tinnitus and other otologic impairments
Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Cranial Base Surgery Now a Reality
Cleveland Clinic’s endoscopic approach to complex cranial base conditions relies on simultaneous, highly coordinated operative work by a neurosurgeon and an otolaryngologic surgeon.