Rib and Implant Used to Create Bonebridge Ear for Edinburgh Deaf Man

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A piece of rib and a bone conduction implant have been used in a pioneering operation to treat an Edinburgh man’s hereditary deafness.

Brian Hogg, 29, was fitted with an implant called a Bonebridge and given the new ear by NHS Lothian surgeons.

Mr Hogg is the first person in the UK to have the procedure.

NHS Lothian said the specialist implant operation was carried out in December 2012 at the Lauriston Building in Edinburgh.

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