Metro Detroit woman regains hearing after 50 years with new device
DETROIT – Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has been at the forefront of a lot of different kinds of surgery and medical treatment. One in particular is called piezoelectric sound conduction, which is a new electronic way to help those with hearing loss and restore full hearing. Holland grew up in Roseville, and at age 12, she needed a growth inside her ear surgically removed. That meant the loss of the hearing structures inside her left ear. The device also connects to Bluetooth, which Holland can answer the phone and no one else can hear.
New Technology Allows A Local Nurse To Hear After Suffering One-Sided Deafness Over 50 Years
“I finally had hearing again in my left ear that I lost when I was 12.”For the past 5 decades Angela, a nurse with Health Alliance Plan has suffered from single-sided deafness cause by a disease known as Cholesteatoma. During a recent doctor visit she says she was asked a question that would change her life. “That’s the hard part for me I didn’t know that there were things I couldn’t hear.”Now this new technology has restored a world of sounds Angela hasn’t heard in over 50 years. Like the vows from her new husband and the ringing of a new year. “You really don’t know what you’re not hearing until it happens.” Said Angela© 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.detroit.cbslocal.com