Advanced Bionics, a global leader in the development of cochlear implants, has partnered with Surrex Project Solutions to implement Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management software suite.
Team at Advanced Bionics develops ear implants that are giving the gift of hearing to people like this boy from Sylmar, Calif. Lisa Sigell from KCBS 2 in Los Angeles reports.
By Lisa Sigell
KCBS 2 Los Angeles
Tyler de Lara seems like a typical three-year-old, extremely outgoing and playful.
But this is a change for Tyler, whose world was silent, until 10 months ago – not able to hear.
His parents say he was so quiet, he wouldn’t play with other kids and kept to himself.
“It was overwhelming, it was depressing at the same time,” Tyler’s dad said.
The technology is ‘close to a miracle,’ a psychologist says. Can it work for little Tyler de Lara?
By Shari Roan
Los Angeles Times
Tyler de Lara, 2, thrashes on a gurney, tangled in his sheet, hospital gown and IV tubing. A white bandage encircles his head and, loosened by his squirming, slips down and covers his eyes.
All that shows is a tuft of black hair and his mouth, set in an angry pout.
Dr. Akira Ishiyama notes Tyler’s grimace and says he’s pleased. It means there is no facial nerve damage.
Tyler was diagnosed as deaf six months earlier. Now, on an autumn morning at UCLA’s outpatient surgery center — after several misdiagnoses, battles with insurance companies and much worry and waiting — he is drifting from a cloud of anesthesia with two cochlear implants nestled in his skull.