- Howard P. House
Howard Payne House, M.D. (
1908- August 1 2003) Born in Indianapolis, IndianaHouse founded the House Ear Institutein 1946 in Los Angeles, CA. He is often considered to be the father of modern otology. The House Ear Institute developed the cochlear implantand the auditory brain stem implant.
House perfected many critical otologic surgical procedures including the
fenestrationoperation in the 1940s and the stapedectomysurgery in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. He performed more that 30,000 of these procedures restoring hearing to those affected by otosclerosis.
Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Stewart, Bob Hope, and many other notable figures.
House had three children with his wife, Helen: Kenneth House become a noted pychoanalyst. Caroline House became an Olympic swimmer. John House followed in his father's steps and became president of the House Ear Institute.
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