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The latest news from Dr. Andrew Ebelhar and the Med Center Health Hearing Implant Program.

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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