Boy gets new ear
The development of an artificial ear for Kyle Figuray of Wadsworth was reported in the Akron Beacon Journal in 2011 and 2012.
The first-grader underwent several surgeries at Akron Children’s Hospital to correct a birth defect in his right ear. He was born without an ear canal and with an exterior ear that was underdeveloped. In order to create a right ear that matches his left, Kyle had two operations to get a bone-anchored hearing aid. The $4,000 device is known as a BAHA for short.
The Beacon Journal reports can be found on www.ohio.com at: www.ohio.com/news/first/born-without-an-ear-day-2-1.7276?ot=akron.PhotoGalleryLayout.ot&s=1.197555