Father of Neurotology shares life story, groundbreaking research in memoir

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Dr. William F. House explains how he overcame adversity and criticism to create life-changing treatments for hearing disorders in "The Struggles of a Medical Innovator: Cochlear Implants and Other Ear Surgeries"

LOS ANGELES (MMD Newswire) June 6, 2011 - - Dr. William F. House has often been referred to as the Father of Neurotology for his innovative work in the treatment of inner ear disorders. While his techniques and practices are now widely acclaimed, it wasn't always easy for him to get fellow doctors to believe in him. In his memoir "The Struggles of a Medical Innovator: Cochlear Implants and Other Ear Surgeries" (ISBN 1461046378), House explains how he became a doctor and shares some of his groundbreaking solutions.

House begins his memoir in dental school, where he first started in the world of healthcare and met the woman he would eventually marry. He became a dental officer in the United States Navy, then left the military for medical school. Following a residency in Otolaryngology at the Los Angeles County Hospital, and the myriad experiences it offered, Dr. House joined his brother Howard's otology practice.

The second section of the book dives into House's work with inner ear disorders. He details seven problems in the treatment of ear disease and hearing loss. He explains how he found solutions to help his patients live a better life. House then goes on to describe his life's stories, which range from experiences with the entertainment industry and legal system to his travels around the world.

"The Struggles of a Medical Innovator" concludes with comments from doctors House trained, early members of the cochlear implant team, his patients and his daughter. While his work was thought to be radical at first, their stories display just how celebrated House's innovative ideas are.

House believes that professionals in otolaryngology, speech and hearing, hearing sciences and other related medical professions will find his work the most interesting due to his heavy involvement with the controversial cochlear implant. He hopes that by sharing his insider's perspective to the world of medicine, he will inspire others to take risks and believe in their ideas and dreams.

"The Struggles of a Medical Innovator: Cochlear Implants and Other Ear Surgeries" is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.

About the Author:

Dr. William F. House obtained his bachelor's and doctorate of dental surgery from the University of California, Berkeley and his medical degree from the University of Southern California's School of Medicine in Los Angeles. Board certified in otolaryngology, he dealt with problems of hearing loss, including removal of tumors from the auditory nerve and the cochlear implant, and is noted by the American Academy of Otolaryngology to have developed more new concepts in otology than almost any other single person in history. He has received many awards in his lifetime, including the Physician of the Year award in 1985 by the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Dr. William F. House
Email: bill@drwilliamhouse.com
Phone: (503) 740-5135

Dr. Karen Berliner
Email: k.berliner@ca.rr.com

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