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Med Center Health ENT Implantable Hearing Solutions Program

In 2017 Dr. Andrew Ebelhar founded the Med Center Health ENT Implantable Hearing Solutions program, which became the first center in Western Kentucky to offer cochlear implantation and bone anchored hearing (BAHA) implants to both children and adults. The program has collaborated with programming audiologists across Kentucky and Tennessee, allowing patients to have their implantable hearing device programming close to home.  We have worked with audiologists from Paducah, Hopkinsville, Nicholasville, Corbin, and Goodlettesville, Tenn., in providing patients with cochlear implants and BAHA.   

Since 2017, nearly 100 cochlear implants have been implanted at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. In 2020, we became one of the first regional sites for implantation of the Osia device, the first steady-state osseointegrated implant on the market. When hearing aids are not enough, our team at the Med Center Health ENT Implantable Hearing Solutions program look forward to helping those who are hard-of-hearing improve their quality of life! 

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News from Dr. Ebelhar

Cochlear receives FDA approval to lower the age of pediatric cochlear implantation to 9 months

Approval underscores necessity of earlier cochlear implantation for better hearing, speech and language outcomes in children born deaf

Centennial, Colo. (March 18, 2020) — Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to lower the age of cochlear implantation from 12 months to 9 months for children with bilateral, profound sensorineural hearing loss. This approval ensures children born deaf have earlier access to a cochlear implant which can provide them with the hearing capabilities to develop speech and language at a trajectory similar to their hearing peers.

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Dr. Ebelhar at forefront of new procedure

Med Center Health ENT’s Dr. Andrew J. Ebelhar was one of the first in the nation to perform the the insertion of an Osia System implant that was approved in December 2019 by the FDA. The Osia System implant is a first-of-its-kind hearing implant for people suffering from partial hearing loss.

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ENT Clinic opens in Hopkinsville

Residents of Hopkinsville who are suffering from disorders of the ears, nose or throat have a new specialty clinic to meet their needs. ENT Bowling Green has opened the doors of its Hopkinsville clinic located at 1011 South Main Street. Adult and pediatric patients will be seen by Andrew Ebelhar, M.D., otolaryngologist with Med Center Health’s ENT Bowling Green. Dr. Ebelhar received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed his residency in Otolaryngology (ENT) at the University of Kentucky. He joined Hugh Sims, M.D., and Brad Morris, M.D., at ENT Bowling Green in 2017.

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We work with the following audiologists to provide the best in patient care.

Lucinda Batta, AuD, CCC-A
Bluegrass Hearing Clinic, Cynthiana

Jewell Baggett-Strehlau, AuD
Audiology Hearing Health, Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Pam Ison-Glover, AuD
Hearing Services of Kentucky, Hopkinsville

Liz Rogers, AuD, CCC/A
Southeast Kentucky Audiology, Corbin