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Brooke’s Magic Ears – Cochlear Implant Activation

Watch Brooke’s Magic Ears – Cochlear Implant Activation Five-month-old Brooke received bilateral cochlear implants. Over (3) weeks post-op Brooke’s cochlear implants are activated. Brooke has magic ears! We’re so proud of Brooke and are excited to continue to walk alongside her on this journey.  What is a cochlear implant? A cochlear implant is an electronic device that is implanted into the inner ear (the cochlea) and is used to restore hearing in patients who no longer benefit from traditional hearing aids or …

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Marleni’s Story – Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss & Cochlear Implant

  Watch Marleni’s Story: Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss & Cochlear Implant  Thirty-two-year-old Marleni was diagnosed with “Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL).” Her hearing journey began the day before her 30th birthday, when she started to hear a ringing noise in her ear. Later that night she woke up with vertigo and experienced a louder ringing. She decided to go to the Emergency Room where she was told it was probably ear wax. Deep down inside, she knew something else was …

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ENT Medical Assistant Adam | Giving Thanks

ENT Medical Assistant Adam | Giving Thanks (Watch Video) UCLA graduate Adam Enomoto is a Medical Assistant at Pacific Head and Neck of the Pacific Neuroscience Institute. During Adam’s senior year in college, his fraternity Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) gave their annual charitable donation to PNI for cancer research and treatment. (Read Story) Shortly after the ZBT donation was received, Adam started working for our ENT clinics at PNI. Adam was diagnosed with  germinoma in the pituitary gland, and pineal …

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Healthcare Quality Week

Healthcare has come a long way and yet there is so much that lies ahead. The third week of October is Healthcare Quality Week (October 17-23) and was created to celebrate healthcare quality professionals. Healthcare professionals have made many sacrifices to provide quality services and improvements in healthcare. It is important to emphasize the many improvements made in policies that will guarantee safety of both patients and healthcare professionals. There is such a long way to go, but by bringing …

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Patient Testimonial: Joni – Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) & Facial Paralysis

Patient Testimonial: Joni – Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) & Facial Paralysis (Watch video)  Patient Joni was on a simple bike ride with her family when she felt something on the right side of her neck. On the bike ride she experienced dizziness and uncomfort. She was immediately shouted to her family and was instantly taken to the hospital where she spent 20 days in the ICU. Later diagnosed with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) which is a bulging blood vessel that bursts in …

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Patient Testimonial: Brandon – Cochlear Implant

Patient Testimonial: Brandon – Cochlear Implant Brandon was the first patient to receive a cochlear implant at Saint John’s Health Center. Brandon was diagnosed with otosclerosis in his late 20s. Otosclerosis is a condition in which there is an abnormal growth inside the ear. Otosclerosis is a hereditary disease that can be passed down to generations. In his late 30s, there was a stapedectomy performed on each ear. About a year later, another stapedectomy was performed. Then after, he was diagnosed …

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Patient Testimonial: Deeanna – Facial Paralysis

Patient Testimonial: Deeanna –Facial Paralysis (Watch video) Patient Deeanna now 29 years old, was diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma at the age of 26. She was scheduled for surgery to have her tumor removed and was told there was about a 13% chance of Facial Paralysis. After foregoing with surgery, she was told that during her surgery, they noticed her tumor had been wrapped around her facial nerve and irritated it. After undergoing surgery, the tumor removal caused facial paralysis. …

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“What to know about rhinoplasty”

Republished from Medical News Daily Rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery that involves reconstructing the nose to change its shape. A person can opt for a rhinoplasty to improve breathing function or for cosmetic purposes.  Plastic surgeons or an otolaryngologist, which is an ear, nose, and throat surgeon, can perform rhinoplasty procedures if they have the necessary training and experience.  This article provides an overview of rhinoplasty, including the cost, procedure, and tips for choosing a plastic surgeon. It …

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Walk4Hearing

Walk4Hearing is a nationwide event bringing awareness to hearing loss and the importance of hearing health. On Sunday, June 5th physicians, caregivers, and families joined together to Walk4Hearing in Long Beach, CA.    Dr. Voelker was walking at the Walk4Hearing and met with many of her previous cochlear implant patients. It was such a joy to see her patients and their progress with hearing loss and hearing health.   Hearing health has no age range. There are infants and older folk …

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National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month to raise public knowledge and awareness for patients. For most migraine and headache patients it is an endless battle against this disease. Those who suffer from migraine and headaches can frequently be misunderstood as this may seem as an invisible disease.  What are migraines?   Migraines are chronic and often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. They often cause throbbing, pulsing, and intensity in one particular area on the …

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