Innovation in health care has produced some important discoveries, especially as it concerns those with disabilities.
Juan “Emilio” Duran-Reyes, 14 months, reacts to Dr. Danielle Knowlton as she makes sounds and taps his shoulder with a toy at the Barton Audiology office in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2011. He is held by his mother, Carmen Reyes, while Nelsoannin Hurtado, Barton Health Spanish medical interpreter, rear, assists with communication. Duran-Reyes received a cochlear implant that includes a microphone and processor wrapped around his ear and a magnetic disc that connects the external portion of the device to the part implanted inside his ear. Michael Higdon/AP Buy Photo