Dr. Shohet Presents Esteem Four-Year Study Data In Korea

For the 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies, Dr. Jack Shohet of Shohet Ear Associates, presents his four-year study of the Esteem implantable hearing device.

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For Esteem patients, their speech reception threshold (SRT) was initially improved, and remained improved over their hearing aids during the four years they were followed. The same was true of their word recognition scores at 50 dB.

Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2013

Dr. Jack Shohet presented his experiences with Esteem-implanted patients during the 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (IFOS) in Seoul, Korea in June.

His presentation, "Esteem Totally Implantable Hearing Device System: 4-Year Audiometric Data" showed that for Esteem patients, their speech reception threshold (SRT) was initially improved, and remained improved over their hearing aids during the four years they were followed. The same was true of their word recognition scores at 50 dB.

This is the longest follow-up study on Esteem patients thus far. From this study, there is now data that shows that the benefit of the Envoy Esteem remains stable even four years after implantation.

The Esteem® is the only FDA-approved, fully implanted, active middle ear hearing device. For people with moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss, the “invisible” Esteem® Hearing Implant represents a first-of-its-kind technology—a fully implanted, 100% waterproof, long-term hearing solution. Unlike conventional hearing aids, there are no external components and nothing in the ear canal, making it a uniquely invisible solution.

Shohet Ear Associates has partnered with nine Southern California audiology practices to make the “invisible” Esteem® Hearing Implant widely available to candidates for the device. Patients interested in learning more about the Esteem and whether they are candidates will be able to find an Esteem-certified audiologist as far north as Beverly Hills and as south as San Diego.

In order to be Esteem-certified, audiologists must have been in practice for several years and have completed training on how the device works, how it is implanted and what the indications and contraindications are for its use. The actual implant surgery is performed by Dr. Shohet, who is Board-certified in otolaryngology and neurotology, and specializes in ear care.

The audiologists who have joined the Shohet Ear Associates Esteem-certified Network include:

Bonnie Baehr, AuD    
Beverly Hills Hearing Center    
9100 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 310
Beverly Hills, CA 90212    
310-276-8585

Mary Ann Gilbert, AuD    
Whittier Hearing Center    
13120 E Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90601    
562-698-0581

Sunni McBride, AuD    
South Bay Hearing    
3734 W Sepulveda Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505    
310-803-9496

Janell Reid, AuD    
Tustin Hearing Center    
12791 Newport Ave, Ste. 101
Tustin, CA 92780    
714-731-6549

Jennifer Hatzkilson, AuD    
Advanced Hearing Services    
62 Corporate Park, Ste. 112
Irvine, CA 92606    
949-250-9695

Aaron Jones, AuD    
Ear Audiology    
320 Santa Fe Dr. Ste. 300
Encinitas, CA 92024    
760-710-1836

Sara Mattson, AuD    
California Head & Neck Specialists    
9834 Genesse Ave, Ste. 111
La Jolla, CA 92009    
858-909-0770

Kenneth Podlenski, AuD    
North County Audiology    
11835 Carmel Mountain Rd, Ste. 1313
San Diego, CA 92128    
858-674-1910

John Coleman, AuD    
Orange County Physicians Hearing Services    
26726 Crown Valley Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92691    
949-364-4361

Shohet Ear Associates is Orange County’s most comprehensive resource for all medical needs of the ear. It is the only practice where patients can be treated with every medical and surgical treatment for hearing loss. The practice has two locations: 446 Old Newport Blvd. in Newport Beach and 10861 Cherry St., Ste. 303 in Los Alamitos. A new office is scheduled to open in Seal Beach in September.

To learn more about the Esteem Hearing Implant, please visit http://www.EsteemHearing.com or the Shohet Ear Associates website at http://www.eardoctor.org .


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Dr. Jack Shohet Presenting Four years of follow-up data at IFOS in Seoul, Korea.

Dr. Jack Shohet presented four years of follow-up data on 17 Esteem-implanted patients at the 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (IFOS) in Seoul, Korea.