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Return to Running

Mitch Wright’s wife was killed while she was shielding a child, a 6th grade girl, from gunfire in the Westside School shooting of 1998. After the tragic incident, Mitch, a resident of Jonesboro, AR, continued raising his 2-½ year old son. He continued with his work, which helps fundraise for schools, and provided for his family. Before ...   Read More »

Little Leaguer is back in the game

It was late September in Oklahoma, and 10-year-old Little League pitcher Alex Coker was taking the mound for the first time since brain surgery. The sounds of the ballpark surround him — a fist hitting a glove, chants of “hey batter, batter,” cheers from the crowd. Alex can hear all those sounds thanks to the ...   Read More »

Singer regains her hearing following acoustic neuroma surgery

Ruby Gorcey Biblowitz is a 26-year-old musician whose ability to hear is an absolute necessity for her career. On a regular visit with her physician, she told him that she had to use her phone on the opposite ear because she was having difficulty hearing. She soon found out that the sudden loss of hearing had been caused ...   Read More »

A Life-Saving Surgery

Brain surgery by Keck Medicine of USC specialists removes a benign tumor that affected the child’s hearing For Adrianna Bowman, a vibrant 5-year-old preparing to start kindergarten, what seemed to be a routine health screening turned out to be a potentially life-saving event. As part of their preparations for school, Adrianna’s mother, Alona, took her ...   Read More »

Single-sided deafness in acoustic neuroma patients

Hearing loss is common among patients with acoustic neuromas. Severe hearing loss may present as a result of the tumor itself or its treatment. Patients with single-sided deafness can experience significant difficulty hearing in noisy environments and determining the direction in which sounds come from. At times, they may experience tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, ...   Read More »

Preventing CSF leak during acoustic neuroma treatment

The multidisciplinary team at the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center at Keck Medical Center of USC has the experience and capability to make swift diagnoses and clinical decisions regarding rare complications, in order to optimize the outcomes for our patients. One particular complication our team has expertise with is the complex technique used to prevent cerebrospinal ...   Read More »

Saving face

Unfortunately, some acoustic neuroma patients come to us with a tumor that has impacted their facial nerve. Our patients have access to a multidisciplinary facial nerve clinic as part of the world-class care offered at the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center at Keck Medical Center of USC. Some patients who come to Keck Medical Center of ...   Read More »