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Ayslyn’s Story – Temporal Bonebridge Surgery & Activation

Watch Ayslyn’s Story– Temporal Bonebridge Surgery & Activation Ayslyn, a twenty-seven-year-old kindergarten teacher has been hearing impaired hearing for 23 years. Ayslyn got sick when she was 4 years old and that resulted in her losing her hearing in both ears. She has had extensive surgery on both of her ears. She recently had a temporal bonebridge surgery with Dr. Voelker.  What is a temporal bonebridge bone conduction implant? According to Med-El, “With normal hearing, sound vibrations are sent through the outer and […]

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Highlights from Our Annual CME Event 

Last weekend, our esteemed organization hosted an exceptional Continuing Medical Education (CME) event that brought together renowned professionals, industry leaders, and healthcare enthusiasts. This enriching gathering, focused on the field of Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), featured an impressive lineup of speakers. With a diverse range of topics explored, the event offered valuable insights into various aspects of ENT care and fostered a collaborative environment aimed at advancing patient care and well-being.  We were supported by prominent companies like Cochlear Americas, Advanced

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May is National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Prevention Month

As the summer months approach, it’s important to remember that May is National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Prevention Month. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. However, many cases of skin cancer can be prevented by taking simple precautions and being mindful of sun exposure. Nonmelanoma skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. However, it is also one of the most preventable cancers.   Here are some tips for

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World Hearing Day – March 3rd, 2023

  World Hearing Day is held on March 3rd each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care. We enjoy watching our patients quality of life improve by hearing for the first time or hearing more clearly. We have been lucky enough to have some of these life changing moments captured. Watch and hear our patient stories and how ecstatic they are!  Ronnie’s Story Brooke’s Magic Ears Sienna’s Cochlear Implant Activation

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Ayslyn’s Story – Temporal Bonebridge Surgery & Activation

Patient Testimonial: Ayslyn Story – Temporal Bonebridge Surgery & Activation (Watch Video) Ayslyn, a twenty-seven-year-old kindergarten teacher has been hearing impaired hearing for 23 years. Ayslyn got sick when she was 4 years old and that resulted in her losing her hearing in both ears. She has had extensive surgery on both of her ears. She recently had a temporal bonebridge surgery with Dr. Voelker.  What is a bonebridge bone conduction implant?  According to Med-El, “Bonebridge is a partially implantable hearing system. It’s suitable for those

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Andrew’s Story – Broken Nose & Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Patient Testimonial: Andrew’s Story – Broken Nose & Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (Watch video) Los Angeles native Andrew was hit on the face with a golf ball about 2 ½ years ago. His nose was broken in (3) places, more specifically his keystone was broken (upper area of the nose in between the eyes). Andrew had (1) surgery on his nose, but was supposed to have (2). After his first surgery, he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Andrew was under

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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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