This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy will be talking with Dr. Craig Buchman, Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at UNC School of Medicine, about "Major Innovations in Medicine: Surgery and Hearing Loss."
While there, Sen. Hagan met Grayson Clamp, a 3-year-old boy from Charlotte, N.C. who is able to hear now after receiving an auditory brainstem implant at UNC as part of an FDA-approved investigational trial. A video showing Grayson hearing his father's voice for the first time has garnered more than 1 million views on YouTube.
UNC OHNS Residents Cristine Klatt-Cromwell, Anand Dugar, Gita Madan-Fleischman, and UNC medical student Robert John Taylor went to the 2013 Academy Board of Governors/Oto Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, and learned about the issues important to ENTs and physicians as a whole, then scheduled meetings with several congresspeople/congressional staff to present our position on these issues.
Grayson Clamp, who was born with Charge Syndrome, recently became the first child to receive an auditory brain stem implant as part of a Food and Drug Administration trial.
Even though he was born in Canada and his own father delivered world famous hockey star Wayne Gretzky, Austin Rose, who practices pediatric otolaryngology at UNC, didn't start playing hockey until he moved to North Carolina.
Trevor Hackman, MD, UNC Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, is the first head and neck surgeon in the Carolinas to have accomplished this honor.