Ask Us Anything - Deaf CI Surgeon and Deaf Audiologist

May 11, 2023 5:30 PM


7:00 pm


Parents, do you ever wonder what it's like to grow up with hearing loss? Want to learn how a deaf audiologist and ear surgeon navigated hearing loss? Tune in to hear our stories and take your questions.

Dr. Chad Ruffin

ENT Doc and CI Surgeon

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Ask Us Anything - Deaf CI Surgeon and Deaf Audiologist

Topic: Hearing Loss in Kids

Chad Ruffin is a CI Surgeon/ENT and Michelle Hu is a pediatric audiologist. Both were identified as toddlers, fit with hearing aids as kids, and use cochlear implants today. Join them on May 11, 2023 at 5:30 PM PST for a happy hour style webinar where you can ask them anything about their experiences.

Check out Dr. Hu's website for Dr. Hu's course “My Child Has Hearing Loss, Now What?” and fun merchandise.  Here are more resources about hearing loss and cochlear implants.

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From the desk of Dr. Ruffin

Are Hearing Aids Best for Severe Hearing Loss?

February 22, 2023

For severe hearing loss, hearing aids aren't the best option. For many, a cochlear implant has a greater chance of improving hearing. Read on to hear the perspective of a cochlear implant surgeon who also has cochlear implants.

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Patient Reviews of Chad Ruffin, MD

Dr. Ruffin is committed to providing every patient with outstanding care. Hear what patients of Dr. Ruffin have to say about their experience with him.

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Dr. Ruffin was the first person in over 10 years to actually take the time to really listen to me. He took the time to figure out what’s actually going on without chalking it up to something simple and sending me on my way.

Liz H.

I really appreciated Chad's honesty with options, having surgery being a last result and most of all explaining everything in layman's terms. I couldn't be happier with my experience and really appreciate him getting to the bottom of my ear issue and making it feel better than it ever has!

Mathew M.

Dr. Ruffin was incredibly knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate. He took the time to fully understand the issues and was able to provide immediate relief. Nothing short of a miracle here. Furthermore, the entire team was very kind and professional. One of the best medical experiences I have had!

Brian F.