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Hearing Loss, Cleft Conditions, and Craniofacial Abnormalities

Children with cleft lip and/or cleft palate—the most common birth defect in the United States—present unique audiologic challenges that include a high incidence of otitis media with effusion (OME). Recently, the MED-EL ADHEAR system has opened up new options for these patients. Five case studies are presented here showing how this new system represents an innovative, non-surgical therapeutic option for children who are born with cleft palate.

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An Interview with Michael Valente, PhD: Considerations after 45 Years in Audiology

On July 31st, Michael Valente will retire after 45 years in audiology and 34 years at Washington University. In this article, Douglas Beck conducts an “exit interview” with one of our most distinguished clinician-researchers about his journey in the profession, the Best Practices documents which he spearheaded, OTC devices, and the future of hearing healthcare.

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