Our doctors are among the first to offer Osia for hearing loss

Otolaryngologists at Washington University School of Medicine are among the first in the Midwest to implant the Osia System to improve hearing for patients with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, and single-sided sensorineural deafness. During an early introduction of the new system this winter, Jacques Herzog, MD, Cameron Wick, MD, and Craig Buchman, MD, […]

WashU docs among first to implant BONEBRIDGE for patients with hearing loss

Washington University ENT surgeons are the first in the region to implant the new BONEBRIDGE Hearing Implant System in patients with hearing loss and single–sided deafness. The BONEBRIDGE by Med–El is an innovative bone conduction implant that transmits sound waves via the cranial bone directly to the inner ear, where they are perceived as natural […]

Stem cell implants offer hope for vocal cord paralysis

Vocal cord paralysis occurs when nerve impulses to the larynx are disrupted, causing problems with speech and breathing. Vocal cord closure is crucial for the production of sound, or phonation, and to protect the airway from food and liquids that might enter. The nerve to the vocal cords can be injured in a variety of […]

Clinical trial hopes to restore hearing for patients with vestibular schwannomas

Patients deafened from a vestibular schwannoma have very limited options to restore hearing in their affected ear. Researchers at Washington University hope to change that paradigm. In a new FDA-approved clinical trial, the lateral skull base team will evaluate  a new Auditory Nerve Testing System that may allow tumor removal with simultaneous cochlear implantation. Currently, […]

Washington University leads in treatment of head and neck cancer

Ryan Jackson headshot with shield

You’ve just been diagnosed with cancer of the throat, tongue or tonsil. The news is particularly devastating because these cancers affect what most makes us human – our facial appearance, speech, eating, and swallowing. Naturally you start searching for the best care available near you. That will be much easier to find in a metropolitan […]

Successful evaluation of new cochlear implant design

Nucleus profile implant with slim modiolar electrode

The Cochlear Implant Center at Washington University School of Medicine was the primary investigator in a recently completed prospective multi-center trial evaluating a new cochlear implant electrode design called the Nucleus CI 532. This represents perhaps the most extensive prospective study of cochlear implant outcomes. The Nucleus 532 cochlear implant electrode is designed to allow […]

Innovative Sleep Surgery to Treat Apnea

In order to provide the best patient care possible, Assistant Professor Dr. Ryan S. Jackson is known to embrace innovation. For example, he is one of the top 10 busiest otolaryngology surgeons in the country using the da Vinci robotic system that facilitates complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach. Dr. Jackson is now embracing another form […]