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A Whole New World

Dear Dr Bartels,

Having this cochlear implant, a miracle that I never dreamed would occur in my lifetime, really opened a new world for me.  Thanks to you and your staff!

However I was blessed with wonderful parents who encouraged me to grow up in a normal atmosphere, despite of my hearing impairment.  Thus, I give them, especially my wonderful mother, all the credit in the world for the position in which I am now.  If they were alive now, they would have been beyond happiness about this miracle.

My family and friends have been so excited to be able to talk to me on the phone instead of the TTY.  Some of them have confessed how they hated it.  We've had a good laugh about it.  It has been absolutely incredible even!

Knowing that my hearing would never be perfect, I am contented and satisfied to have this opportunity finally.  Thank you so much Dr Bartels for deeply enriching my life to the fullest.

God bless you and your staff.

Gratefully yours,


Its Been Only Days

Dear Dr Bartels,

Its been only three days since you performed the operation and stereophonic sound indeed!!  I'm hearing all kinds of noises which I haven't noticed in years -- what's this humming, what's that there -- is something wrong with the car?  No there isn't -- I can hear!!!

Thank you, thank you so very much.  You have changed my life.  I'm so grateful.  You'll be in my prayers always. God bless you.



One Year Gone By

Dear Dr Bartels,

Today is one year that B. has been hearing - and we wanted to thank you again for making that happen.  There has not been a day that has gone by that we haven't felt so blessed and been so thankful for you and the true miracle you gave to our family.  B. is doing great - he has been assessed to be doing and saying everything a hearing child would at his age.  Thank you again - we love you.


No More Ear Plugs

Dear Dr Danner,

Thank you so much for fixing my ear.  You don't know how much I appreciate it.  I took a shower without a earplug the other day for the first time since I was 2 years old.  It is so nice.  I am so happy that I don't have to worry about being embarrassed wearing ear plugs.  Thank you again.


Adnoidcystic Carcinoma

Dear Dr Danner,

Back in January you diagnosed me with reoccurring Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.  At the time you told me that I would lose the nerves in my face.  This distressed me greatly.  Right before going into the operating room you once again told me I would more than likely lose the nerves.  Well the genius that you are you stopped removing tumor because it was in the nerves.  It is a slow growing tumor and we would do radiation and hope for the best.  Well here it is 7 years later and the tumor has not grown.  There is a hearing aid out called the BAHA.  Because you saved the nerves I am going to receive this hearing aid.

I just wanted to write to you and Thank You so very much for being so concerned for me and my feelings.  I am now going to be able to hear again!!!  I just think you are the BEST DOCTOR there ever was or will be! I wish more doctors were like you!

Very sincerely,


Successful Cochlear Implant

Dear Dr Danner,

Sincere appreciation for your compassionate spirit and caring manner in handling my surgery and recovery.  I praise God for the marvelous success of my cochlear implant and leading me to His chosen physician to perform the miraculous procedure.  I have prayed 34 years for God to bring healing to my ears and I am in awe that He has answered my prayers in a way I could not have ever imagined! May the Lord continue to bless you as you faithfully use the skills and gifted abilities He created you with to bring healing to patients.

With a grateful heart,


Accurate Diagnosis

Dear Dr Danner,

I just wanted to thank you again and let you know how grateful I am to be able to hear so well.  Your diagnosis was quick and accurate.  I truly appreciate your knowledge and skills and how lucky for me you were able to remove the cholesteatoma and rebuild what was necessary all in one surgery.

I had a wonderful summer with our grandchildren and family.  We had numerous get togethers and it was much easier to follow the conversations.  I can hear on the phone again with my left ear and that too is a blessing.

Best of wishes to you, your family, practice and patients.  God bless.



Easier Hearing and Understanding

Dear Dr. Danner,

I wanted to take the time to say how very much I appreciate the difference in my hearing since my recent tympanoplasty surgery.

I have suffered with hearing problems since I was a child... it made my school days more difficult to learn and my career in sales a daily struggle to communicate.  I have worn hearing aids since the seventies.

At 71 years of age I can finally enjoy the world around me with a great sense of ease and without straining to hear and understand.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for brightening my world.  I wish you continued success... which I know you will enjoy ... and best wishes to you and your family.  May God keep you all in his care.

Look forward to seeing you again.  Thank you for being so caring and dedicated.


I Can Hear

Dear Dr Bartels,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I can hear!  After seven years with a hearing aid, I had not even imagined that my hearing might ever be restored.  I had assumed that my hearing would continue to decline and hearing aids would need to become more powerful.

When I learned that a stapedectomy would "fix" the problem in my ear, I thought it was too good to be true.

But here I am... three weeks after the surgery... hearing beautifully with no hearing aid.  To me, it's a miracle.  Most of all I'm happy for my family... my husband, children and grandchildren.  I hear them now... the first time.  They were wonderfully understanding and patient with me before, repeating so many times... but I'm grateful that I no longer need to impose on their patience in that way.

Through your skillful surgery, you have blessed our whole family.  What a grand way to begin the New Year!



Restoring Balance

Dear Dr Bartels,

Sometimes in our hectic busy life we forget to sit down and thank those people who make our lives better in some small and large ways.  You have accomplished both for our family recently with your wonderful and professional surgical talent and understanding of people.

In a small way, your kindness and understanding of your patient's situation is beyond approach.  You treated my wife like she was your own family, and thus from her first visit to your office was very positive about having the surgery she needed accomplished without any fear or concern of the outcome.

Of course the large accomplishments we really don't have any idea about, because you performed them in the operating room! But we do know the results, and they have been outstanding for my wife! As you know by her last visit, she had not driven yet.  Since the family has given her the nickname "Roadrunner" over the years because of the way she racks up the miles on her car, we were concerned she did not want to drive after the surgery. Well, those concerns are behind us now, she is driving and doing all the things she did prior to surgery.

My daughters, my wife and I sincerely "Thank You" for you professionalism, talent and sincere desire to want to assist people with problems such as my wife.  Her balance problems are near perfect now and we are sure they will continue to improve with each day.  But most of all, thank you for being such a wonderful and outstanding person! God Bless.

With sincere gratitude and respect,