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Tinnitus: An invisible battle

CEO of Halen Brands and a trustee of Mass. Eye and Ear, Jason Cohen was diagnosed with tinnitus (ringing in the ears) after a bad fall while skiing. He relies on endless support from his family and his doctors, and hopes to help Mass. Eye and Ear make a difference one day.

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Tackling Stevens Johnson Syndrome

When Katie Niemeyer was 16 years old, she had an extreme reaction to a new medication — leading to a diagnosis of Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Within days, she was hospitalized with second and third degree burns covering her entire body and given only a 50 percent chance to live. Today, she supports Mass. Eye and Ear research to tackle the devastating disease.

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The Diagnosis

A patient with head and neck cancer describes the moment she first learned the extent of her disease, and the moment she began her treatment journey.

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On the Nose

Best-selling novelist Gregory Maguire expresses gratitude for his doctors, who helped restore his sense of smell after years of severe sinus disease.

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Taking a Breath

A child undergoes life saving procedure to restore normal breathing abilities. His family is grateful to the Pediatric Airway team at Mass. Eye and Ear.

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