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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MA8Fs9zIxPM Video by the inventor of the sound bridge. He has had himself implanted as well!!

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That was pretty cool. Can't say that I know too many people that would opt for local anesthesia.

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And Bonebridge too Kara. Great video - great people: Mr. Ball and Prof. Mlynski as well. :D

 

Mr. Ball discussed very thoroughly in his autobiography book how his life leaded him toward his invention - and how, by the twist of nature and really great stories, his invention almost was condemned to fail. Then - a great twist of fate came...;I)

 

we have already talked about it in the Bonebridge section - http://forum.hearpeers.com/index.php?/topic/395-awarded-inventor-geoffrey-r-ball/

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That was pretty cool. Can't say that I know too many people that would opt for local anesthesia.

 

Well, from the surgical point of view it's like stapedotomy. But, I agree - to be in peace all the time during the operation... :)

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Amazing how what can be perceived as a bad thing can end up helping so many

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Bad thing? I don't follow you?  :huh:

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His personal hearing loss and isolation led him on a quest to fix it.

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I felt quite moved by the video. It feels more real somehow not just someone inventing something for others but for himself also!!

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Some people would consider losing your hearing bad or at the least very challenging. Sometimes these challenging times brings out something in us that can help impact many.

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His personal hearing loss and isolation led him on a quest to fix it.

 

Tnx for clarification MB! ;)

 

Actually it started so accidently that you can't believe while you read the book: he accidently saw an advertise that Stanford University offered an assistant position. He actually found out at the conversation for a job that a person in front of him is a legendary Prof. Goode who was involved in many researches and at the same time surgeon at the Otolaryngology Clinic. :D 

 

I have read even some papers about conductive hearing loss from him or from the group who worked over summer in his laboratories at STanford.

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Some people would consider losing your hearing bad or at the least very challenging. Sometimes these challenging times brings out something in us that can help impact many.

 

Sorry Adam - I didn't know what did you mean by bad thing... I understand the implications... ;)

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Ivana,

What's the title of his autobiography ?

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That was cool. Adam, when I had hip replacement, I was awake during both the surgery. Just glad I hadn't had the CI at that time. I didn't have to hear what was going on.

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Yeah I am not sure how that would go. Did the give you a spinal Sandy?

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Kara,

I sures heck hope they did

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Sandy,

I guess it is all a matter of perspective. What are you going to do with the cards you are dealt

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Ivana,

What's the title of his autobiography ?

"No more laughing to the deaf boy" - I got it thankfully to the curtesy of Med-EL directly. :)

I am not sure if it is on the free market.

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Mr. Ball was already operated before so the approach already exists - it was just needed to raise the flap and approach to the ossicles chain.

Approach for implanting Soundbridge is largely the approach for a cochlear implant either you approach to the chain or surgeon decide to implant the FMT directly to the round window.

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Make sense Ivana. And Adam I agree!!

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Orthopaedic surgery can be very brutal. I watched few a long time ago. It was a broken femur upper leg bone. They used chains and drills and a lot manual manipulation!!

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:D)

Yes most are not delicate procedures.

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For sure!!

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Thanks Ivana,

I found it used and it will arrive in a week.

Mary Beth

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Make sense Ivana. And Adam I agree!!

These days I am completely lost, :( pardon me but I don't follow you - what makes sense? :)

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Thanks Ivana,

I found it used and it will arrive in a week.

Mary Beth

Excellent, although I got a copy much earlier it waited until I have passed my exams.

To me, the book is very interesting - an amazing life path which was mold by incredibly logical circumstances.

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