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Dr. John Niparko, hearing specialist and surgeon, dies

Dr. John Niparko, hearing specialist and surgeon, dies

Dr. John K. Niparko, a surgeon and otolaryngologist whose work restored hearing to profoundly deaf patients, died of complications from cancer treatment Monday at the University of Southern California's Keck Medical Center.

The former Glen Arm resident was 61.

Dr. Niparko served the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for many years and established its innovative Listening Center.

In a statement, Hopkins officials said he was "a premier physician-scientist who undertook groundbreaking research and surgical innovations to address disorders of the ear and skull base."

"Dr. Niparko was a leading authority on implantable devices to improve the hearing of...

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