South African Surgeons Perform a Successful Middle Ear Transplant Using 3D Printing Technology

A groundbreaking surgery was performed at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in South Africa to a patient who had lost his hearing due to a car accident. Mashudu Tshifularo and his medical team became the first in the world to cure a 35-year-old patient’s deafness by replacing the damaged bones with similarly-shaped titanium pieces produced on a 3D printer.

Getting 3D Printed Hearing Aids to Those Who Need Them

For many people in the hearing world, there is some confusion about what it means to be deaf. This is true not only in terms of the range of hearing…


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