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Toddler hears for the first time thanks to brain implant

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 - 00:55

June 20 - Three-year-old Grayson Clamp twists in surprise after hearing his father's voice for the first time --- a moment made possible by auditory implant placed on his brain stem. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Grayson Clamp was born deaf, missing a choclear nerve. A new technology, however has made it possible to hear his father's voice for the first time. (Boy turning) This moment was the result of a microchip placed in the three-year-old's brain by doctors at the University of North Carolina. Because Grayson doesn't have a cochlear nerve for an implant to attach to, the implant was positioned on his brain stem. Grayson - the first child in the United States to receive the brain implant - will require several years of therapy to improve his hearing and speech.

Toddler hears for the first time thanks to brain implant

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 - 00:55

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