Mediclinic Muelmed cochlear procedure a first in SA

Posted on 12 September 2013

A very unique operation took place at Mediclinic Muelmed today. A cochlear implant was done under the lead of Prof Louis Hofmeyr (Specialist in Otology and Neurotology) from Mediclinic Muelmed, and Dr Janet Izeboud from the Ear Institute (Phonak) on a 12 year old girl by using the thinnest, pre-curved array.

This new technology, the HiFocus Mid-Scala Electrode, was introduced world-wide very recently, with today’s procedure being the first in South Africa. The procedure is ideal for patients who still have a bit of hearing, and causes less damage to the Cochlea.

Read more on the procedure in the downloadable brochure: HiFocusMid

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