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May 4, 2023

Rediscovering Music After Hearing Loss: Ronnie’s Inspiring Story

by Brianna Rauchman

Ronnie overcame severe ear pain and hearing loss with the help of Courtney Voelker, MD, PhD, at Pacific Head and Neck . Follow his journey through two successful surgeries, including a tympanoplasty and stapes bone reconstruction.

April 4, 2023

Bonebridge Device: A Life-Changing Solution for Chronic Ear Disease and Hearing Loss 

by Brianna Rauchman

Learn about the life-changing Bonebridge device for hearing loss through Ayslyn's inspiring journey. Find out how Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s Dr. Voelker and Dr. Lewis can help with comprehensive hearing diagnostics and rehabilitative support.

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November 16, 2022

Treating the Wonder that is the Voice Box | Dr. Omid Mehdizadeh

by Anthony Effinger

“Voice box” might be the most misleading term in all of human anatomy. It makes a very complex organ sound terribly simple.

September 23, 2022

PNI’s Cochlear Implant Program Gives the Gift of Hearing to Young & Old

by Guest Author

PNI launches a new Cochlear Implant Program for adults and children led by Rhodes Scholar Courtney Voelker, MD, PhD.

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September 8, 2022

5 Things About Hearing and Balance

by Zara Jethani

Have you ever experienced a passing dizziness where you felt like you lost your balance for a moment? Experts estimate that in the course of their lifetime, about four in ten people visit a doctor because of a significant episode of dizziness. Read about the ear's role in balance disorders.

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April 27, 2022

How does hearing loss impact quality of life? | Pacific Neuroscience Institute

by PNI Experts

Hearing loss is highly associated with increased rates of depression, feelings of isolation, cognitive decline, and dementia.

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December 22, 2021

PNI Foundation Launches Hearing Aid Recycling Program

by Amelia Garrison

Obtaining a hearing aid that remedies an individual's unique ue hearing loss can make a significant impact on their quality of life. Now, qualifying individuals can receive hearing assistance and the care they need.

December 7, 2021

Manuel’s Story: An Angel Cured My Twins’ Hearing

by Amelia Garrison

When Manuel's twins had not spoken at 20 months, he knew they needed a miracle. At Venice Family Clinic, he found an angel. He was referred to Pacific Head & Neck's Dr. Chester Griffiths, who performed a life-altering procedure to cure their hearing, allowing the boys to begin speaking.

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March 7, 2020

7 Days with Dr. Chester Griffiths: Mission to Guatemala

by Zara Jethani

Committed to charity efforts throughout his career, Chester F. Griffiths, MD, FACS, has sought out opportunities to bring his considerable surgical skills to aiding the less fortunate. One of the four founders of Pacific Neuroscience Institute, an affiliate of Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Dr....

Last updated: September 9th, 2022