Do not make the work of Deaf YouVideo Content look like your own. Give credit where it is due and requires that articles be based on reliable published sources.

The Father of Cochlear Implant Dies at 89

VIDEO: The Father of Neurotology (Cochlear Implant) Dies at 89.

LOS ANGELES - Dr. William F. House dies at 89; championed cochlear implant. Dr. William F. House also developed a successful surgery for an ear disease that had prevented astronaut Alan Shepard from returning to space.

Dr. William F. House, a dentist turned ear specialist who 50 years ago defied the medical establishment and many advocates for the hearing impaired to champion an implantable device, now widely accepted, that made everyday sounds audible to the profoundly deaf, has died. He was 89.

House, who led the venerable House Ear Institute in Los Angeles during much of the 1980s, died Friday of metastatic melanoma at his home in Aurora, Oregon, said his daughter, Karen House.

An innovator who seemed to relish bucking convention, House was responsible for a number of major medical advances, helping to pioneer microsurgery techniques and a new approach to removing acoustic tumors. He also developed a successful surgery for an ear disease that had prevented astronaut Alan Shepard from returning to space.

But House was best known for his early and vigorous advocacy of the cochlear implant, an electronic device that stimulated the auditory nerve and helped the user recognize sounds.

He began to develop the device in the late 1950s after hearing of successful experiments by two European scientists. After publishing his initial results in 1961, he encountered heavy criticism from physicians who said the device was crude and could damage the ear. Representatives of the Deaf community also were opposed, arguing that Deaf people did not need to hear to be considered normal.

But House persevered and in 1984, 25 years after he first implanted a device in a patient, won crucial validation. That year the Food and Drug Administration approved the House cochlear implant for use in Deaf adults, calling it the first device to replace a human sense organ.

Today, more than 200,000 people around the world have cochlear implants, according to the FDA. Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/scimedemail/la-me-william-house-20121212,0,271457.story

William F. House, D.D.S., M.D. Documentary Film Part 1 to 4

Dr. House is called "the Father of Neurotology" - the treatment of inner ear disorders. His surgical treatment for Meniere's disease enabled astronaut Alan Shepard to fly to the moon. His great achievement was the first cochlear implant, allowing the deaf to hear. "Dr. House ... has developed more new concepts in otology than almost any other single person in history..." [American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation 1995 Distinguished Award for Contributions in Clinical Otology]

Dr. House's book is The Struggles of a Medical Innovator - Cochlear Implants and Other Ear Surgeries.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Featured Post

Ten Deaf Children, One Powerful Message

Watch video sends powerful message about equal rights "10 Deaf Children, 1 Powerful Message" has become an internet hit. Sheena...

Posts Archive

Most Viewed Last 7 Days

Most Viewed Last 30 Days

Most Viewed Of All Time

That Deaf Guy Comic

About This Site

Deaf YouVideo is public web site and a free assessment for everyone. A public web site is a web site that you can use to have a presence on the internet. It is a public facing site to attract customers and partners, and it usually includes increase traffic. Feel free to exploring the online community - Deaf, Hearing-Impairment, Hearing-Loss, Sign Language, News, Events, Societies, Resources, Links, Videos, Vloggers and much more. Be sure to Bookmarks this website.

Submitted content, to whom it may concern of posting on this site: YouPrivacy


Videos and Channels Powered By YouTube

RSS Feed Content

Deaf YouVideo provided by YouTube, Blogger, Google Feedburner, RSS Feed are a way for websites large and small to distribute their content as well beyond just visitors using browsers. The feed icon feeds permit subscription to regular updates, delivered automatically via a web portal, news reader vlogs or blogs and etc. Submitted content and/or disabled by request consume content and will be immediately removed from Deaf YouVideo. If you see the content appears "error, blank, and feed not support", click home or refresh your browsers.

Powered by FeedBurner

Copyright © 2017 Deaf YouVideo All Rights Reserved.
Deaf YouVideo. Powered by Blogger.
 
page contents