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Innovations & Technology

University Hospitals Ear, Nose & Throat Institute is a national leader in innovative and novel treatments for conditions affecting the ear, nose and throat. It's also recognized for its progressive approach to deploying and leveraging the latest technological advances.

Maggie's Story: Teen Girl Born Deaf Receives the Gift of Hearing

Maroun Semaan, MD and Maggie Gleason
University Hospitals physicians, including Maroun Semaan, MD (left), helped 14-year-old Maggie Gleason hear for the first time.

Maggie Gleason, 14, who was born deaf, heard sound for the first time ever when hearing specialists at UH Case Medical Center turned on an innovative electronic device called an auditory brainstem implant (ABI). The implantable device provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf.

Watch the Maggie Gleason Video