Colin (Colin) L. Driscoll, M.D.

  1. Otolaryngologist
  2. Chair, Otorhinolaryngology, Minnesota

Patient Stories

  1. Hitting the High Notes After Battling a Rare Tumor

    Mackenzie Rolison had been singing in choirs for years when she was diagnosed with a rare tumor. It required surgery that significantly affected her vocal cords. But after receiving further treatment from a multidisciplinary Mayo Clinic team, Mackenzie was thrilled to regain her voice. Singing has always been a big part of Mackenzie Rolison's life. [...]

  2. Living and Loving Out Loud

    Affected by hearing loss for years, Jerry and Madalaine McDaniel created a world for themselves that revolved around their quiet home environment. But when the couple was offered a chance to escape the silence, they leaped at the possibility of a return to sound. From the start, hearing loss was a part of Madalaine and [...]

  3. A Noise-Filled Hearing Loss Journey

    Suffering from severe hearing loss and struggling to find answers, Dianne Lee Needham turned to Mayo Clinic's Cochlear Implant Program. Here she shares in her own words how the care she received has dramatically improved her quality of life. Written by Dianne Lee Needham Three years ago, my hearing was fine until I flew from [...]

  4. Cochlear Implant Allows Judith Collins to Relish Her Life Again

    Over time, progressive hearing loss thwarted Judith Collin's enjoyment of family, friends and activities. Now a cochlear implant has restored her ability to enthusiastically engage with the people and pastimes she loves. Over the course of an exciting career, Judith Collins has been a professor of psychology, an author and a CIA officer. But 27 [...]

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