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Deaf Kid Hears For First Time


#1

i came

http://videos.mediaite.com/video/This-Exists-Video-Of-Deaf-Baby


#2

Our body is awesome but never take it for granted.


#3

wow, that's awesome!


#4

what happened? he just started to hear? surgery?


#5

If you watch to the end you see him turn his head and he has a device behind his ear. They turned it on and he could hear.


#6

The device is a cochlea implant, about 20 sensors in a wire are inserted into the cochlea and they stimulate the auditory nerve to simulate hearing. It works, but only has about 1/100th of the range and fidelity of a properly working ear.


#7

yeah great for the kid, he can now hear most of the stupid shit a lot of people say yadda yadda, yet the kid and me thought we were going to see one of mommy's tits...storms off disappointed


#8

Fark.

That was... something.

I approve.


#9

Great vid, makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.


#10

That's a great story.

If this happened to me I'd go around for about 2 months saying "Wow...that doesn't sound like I thought it would!"


#11

That's a great story.

If this happened to me I'd go around for about 2 months saying "Wow...that doesn't sound like I thought it would!"

Um, double post, uh, in honor of this boys 2 ears!


#12

x2.


#13

I'd be really interested in how it feels for one who has always lacked one of their senses, to suddently get that sense. Getting a totaly new input must feel amazing. I was hoping the video was of an older kid, so I could get a more "indeph" response..(Though seeing that smile, was quite heartwarming as well)