Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Implant Surgery Documented thru social media

Cochlear Implant surgery was shown on Instagram live Tweeted for the first time yesterday. The social media platforms allowed the public to see 79-year-old Eleanor Day go through the procedure at Seattle's Swedish Medical Center under the care of Dr. Douglas Backous. You see the results compiled on Storify here. Day began losing her hearing 20 years ago, becoming completely deaf five years ago. Doctors will hold a live chat about the surgery a week from today (Oct 10) which you can join here and they will turn on her implant Sunday, Oct 14.

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