Friday, March 28, 2008

Brain Surgery

Doctors at University of North Carolina Hospitals are using a new surgery to help patients who find out cochlea implants don’t work for them. Clinical trials are bypassing the cochlea and going straight to the brain stem. The surgery may someday help children born without cochlea or without certain cochlear nerves. The only two places conducting the trials are UNC and the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles.