Rush Limbaugh Takes Time Off To Get Second Cochlear Implant
April 21, 2014 at 3:59 AM (PT)
RUSH LIMBAUGH took some time away from his show last week to undergo a second cochlear implant surgery. The surgery, announced on his show APRIL 8th, added an implant to restore hearing in his right ear; he received an implant in his left ear 13 years ago.
He said that the current implant has caused his hearing to deteriorate over time, with over half the electrodes in the device detached because they were causing him to develop a facial tic.
Columnist and regular LIMBAUGH substitute MARK STEYN and THEBLAZE RADIO NETWORK host BUCK SEXTON filled in for LIMBAUGH last week while the host headed to CALIFORNIA for the surgery.