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A Simple Treatment May Minimize Hearing Loss Triggered by Loud Noises

It’s well known that exposure to extremely loud noises — whether it’s an explosion, a firecracker or even a concert — can lead to permanent hearing loss. But knowing how to treat noise-induced hearing loss, which affects about 15 percent of Americans, has largely remained a mystery. That may eventually change, thanks to new research Read more

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What Do You Do When Your Spouse Has Trouble Hearing You?

“Tuning out” is a frustrating habit that long-time couples develop over time. But what if your “selective hearing” actually signals a serious health condition? Are you constantly asking for others to repeat what they say? Hearing loss happens incrementally and can go unnoticed for some time. In fact, as we age, we expect to lose Read more

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Voice changes in adulthood

Men’s Health interviewed Michael Johns, MD, professor of clinical otolaryngology - head and neck surgery and director of the USC Voice Center at the Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, about six voice changes that can occur in adulthood. Read the story »

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Pump Up The Volume

Just as vision and hearing change over time, aging can also lead to changes in the larynx that can cause a decrease in voice volume or a change in pitch or tone. And, while a change in voice is not a life-threatening condition, it can alter the way a person goes through life or is perceived Read more

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A Life-Saving Surgery

Brain surgery by Keck Medicine of USC specialists removes a benign tumor that affected the child’s hearing. Doing everything possible to help our patients do more of the things they love is the driving force behind The Keck Effect. For Adrianna Bowman, a vibrant 5-year-old preparing to start kindergarten, what seemed to be a routine Read more

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Renowned physician-scientists attend CORLAS

Rick Friedman, MD, PhD, professor of Otolaryngology, and John Niparko, MD, chair of the USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, attended the Collegium Oto-rhino-laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS) meeting in San Francisco, CA August 23-26, 2015. The Collegium Oto-rhino-laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum is an international organization of otorhinolaryngologists and clinician-scientists Read more

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Steve begins his road to recovery from head and neck cancer

Photo: Steve, patient of Niels C. Kokot, MD, pictured with his wife and two dogs Steve, a wine and spirits division manager in the San Gabriel Valley, first noticed a lump on his neck about the size of a pea in May of 2010. An emergency tonsillectomy and biopsy revealed stage 4 squamous cell cancer. Read more

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The Science of Sleep

From neuroscientists to engineers, USC researchers delve into what happens during slumber—and how to help us get more of it. In the classic fairy tale, Snow White bites into an apple and slips into a state of suspended animation. For her fellow figment of fiction, man-about-the-Catskills character Rip Van Winkle, a sip of moonshine affords Read more

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USC Otolaryngology Associates joins Keck Medicine of USC

Acquisition broadens the range of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery expertise accessible for Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge-area patients Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) today announced that the esteemed Demeter, Hubanks and Stoneman Otolaryngology Practice has joined the university-based healthcare practice, and will now be known as USC Otolaryngology Associates. Recognized nationally Read more

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Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.