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Four cochlear implantations in Namibia

In April 2018 I had the privilege to partake in four cochlear implantations in Namibia. We implanted four patients, three adults and a child. It was again great to team up with my fellow ear nose and throat surgeon, Dr Stephan van der Westhuizen. The team that performed the cochlear implants in Namibia [...]

By |2018-07-05T12:55:25+00:00April 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Hearing preservation is possible in vestibular schwannoma surgery.

Hearing preservation is possible in vestibular schwannoma surgery.  A vestibular schwannoma (also called an acoustic neuroma) is a non-cancerous growth on the nerve of the inner ear. Hearing preservation surgery for vestibular schwannoma is possible with the transtemporal supralabyrinthine approach The transtemporal supralabyrinthine (middle cranial fossa) approach offers surgeons the possibility to remove [...]

By |2018-07-05T12:41:15+00:00April 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments