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April 19, 2019

Hitting the High Notes After Battling a Rare Tumor

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Mackenzie Rolison had been singing in choirs for years when she was diagnosed with a rare tumor. It required surgery that significantly affected her vocal cords. But after receiving further treatment from a multidisciplinary Mayo Clinic team, Mackenzie was thrilled to regain her voice. Singing has always been a big part of Mackenzie Rolison’s life. […]

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Tags: Dr. Colin Driscoll, Dr. Dale Ekbom, Dr. Michael Link, Dr. Shelagh Cofer, Laryngeal reinnervation, Paragangliomas


January 31, 2019

Living and Loving Out Loud

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Affected by hearing loss for years, Jerry and Madalaine McDaniel created a world for themselves that revolved around their quiet home environment. But when the couple was offered a chance to escape the silence, they leaped at the possibility of a return to sound.

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Tags: cochlear implant, Dr. Colin Driscoll, Head and neck surgery, Meniere's disease, otorhinolaryngology


June 20, 2018

A Noise-Filled Hearing Loss Journey

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Suffering from severe hearing loss and struggling to find answers, Dianne Lee Needham turned to Mayo Clinic’s Cochlear Implant Program. Here she shares in her own words how the care she received has dramatically improved her quality of life.

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Tags: cochlear implants, Dr. Amy Olund, Dr. Colin Driscoll, otorhinolaryngology


April 27, 2018

Cochlear Implant Allows Judith Collins to Relish Her Life Again

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Over time, progressive hearing loss thwarted Judith Collin’s enjoyment of family, friends and activities. Now a cochlear implant has restored her ability to enthusiastically engage with the people and pastimes she loves.

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Tags: cochlear implants, Dr. Charles Beatty, Dr. Colin Driscoll, Hearing Loss, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


March 19, 2016

Back in the Symphony After Surgery to Remove Brain Tumor

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Stewart Rosen was beyond anxious when he learned he had a tumor the size of a walnut by his right ear. The tumor was benign. But Stewart, an accountant by day and violinist by night, worried that removing the tumor, an acoustic neuroma, might affect his ability to play music. “I’d never had any kind […]

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Tags: Acoustic Neuroma, audiology, Dr. Colin Driscoll, Dr. Michael Link, ENT, Neurosurgery, Rochester Campus


October 15, 2014

Learning to Hear Again

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

There are certain sounds that Scott Malmstrom had never known. He was born with hearing impairment, and it gradually got worse throughout his life. By fourth grade, he began experimenting with hearing aids. Over time, he became what he calls a “professional lip reader.” Hearing aids didn’t help much with the type of hearing loss […]

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Tags: cochlear implants, Dr. Colin Driscoll, Dr. Doug Sladen, Dr. Lee Belf, Hearing Loss


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