Kathleen C. lost hearing in her left ear more than 50 years ago, following a bout with measles. It caused issues with the function of her hearing nerve and the mechanics of her hearing, which she dealt with throughout her life.
In August, 2021, she developed a recurrence of a condition called Cholesteatoma caused by skin growing inside her inner ear. It had actually dissolved part of her middle ear and inner ear. CNC Hearing and Balance Center Neurotologist Moises Arriaga surgically removed the skin growths and because Kathleen had a healthy hearing nerve on the right side, he identified her as a candidate for the Baha implantable hearing device.
Watch as CNC Hearing and Balance Center Audiologist Brittany Thomas activated the hearing device.