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Hearing, Balance, and Facial Disorders

Pediatrics; Your Pregnancy Matters

Why follow-up care is crucial when a newborn fails ABR hearing screening

UT Southwestern and Parkland Health use ABR hearing screenings for all newborns. OAE screening is acceptable for newborns in the well-baby nursery.

Pediatrics

Unlocking language for babies who are deaf or hard of hearing

Infancy is the prime time for language development. Kids who are deaf or hard of hearing who do not immediately share an accessible language with their parents need early, specialized care to maximize development as they grow. In this week's MedBlog, explore how early language access and intervention help kids thrive.

Plastic Surgery

How Susan got her smile back: A journey overcoming facial paralysis

Facial expressions tell the world who we are and help us communicate with our surroundings. When facial paralysis stole Susan's smile, she turned to Shai Rozen, M.D., to get it back.

Prevention

Cochlear implants for hearing loss: Myths vs. reality

Cochlear implants can improve quality of life through better comprehension of speech and other sounds. Those who are no longer receiving sufficient benefits from hearing aids might be candidates for cochlear implants. Bethany Baumgart, Au.D., debunks common myths about who can benefit from cochlear implants and how well they work. Read more.

Brain

Invisible acoustic neuroma surgery removes tumors with no visible scarring

Invisible acoustic neuroma surgery is an advanced technique for tumor removal that results in no visible scarring. UT Southwestern is one of just two centers in the U.S. to offer this procedure.