Irfan Khan, Author at COCHLEAR IMPLANT BASICS
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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3896" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Dr. Jack Wazen is an otolaryngologist in Sarasota at the First Physicians Group. He has more than four decades of experience. I interviewed him in 2019 on the topic of cochlear implantation for...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4180" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]For more than four decades, Dr. Herb Silverstein has been a leader in otology and has developed surgical and diagnostic procedures in the area of Ménière's disease and hyperacusis. He is recognized as...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4164" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Because less than five percent of those who could benefit from a cochlear implant either do not take advantage of the device or fall outside of the criteria for coverage, I am constantly...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4157" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Resilience is an understatement when describing Susanna Dussling. Suffering from a severe hearing loss, possibly from birth, once diagnosed, her parents took every measure to be sure she was mainstreamed in school. The setbacks and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4142" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]A recurring topic among hearing care professionals is why those with a hearing loss wait for an average of seven years before they seek help. Vanity and the fear of appearing “weak” are the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4132" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] One of the more frequent questions that candidates for cochlear implants have been about rehabilitation. Once a candidate receives the implant and is activated by their audiologist, the initial sounds might be robotic or...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4117" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]As soon as I finished recording this interview with Olivia Allen, I started searching for local flying instruction. Why? Because she reminded me of a long forgotten item on my to-do list from...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4113" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]“You don’t look deaf.” I can’t recall how many times I heard that comment from strangers. I suspect most of us, at one time or another, have been shocked by the public’s ignorance of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4102" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]I have seen glimpses of Mike Dailey, the fireman with bilateral cochlear implants. His story seemed to peek out now and then on social media from time to time. Until he joined the Facebook...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4094" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]I wish I had met Sam and Janet Trychin sooner. With more than twenty books, countless articles, workshops, and seminars on the psychological and coping aspects of hearing loss since the 1980s, it is...