Hearing Herself for the First Time


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YouTube member sloanchurman was born deaf. Now 29 years old, her husband recorded the moment her hearing implant is activated. She explained in the YouTube comments:

"I had an implant put in 8 weeks ago called The Esteem Implant by Envoy Medical. I was born deaf and have worn hearing aids from the age of 2, but hearing aids only help so much. I have gotten by this long in life by reading lips. This was taken as they were activating the implant."

-via reddit

Previously: 8-Month Baby Hears for First Time


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I don't believe that girl was born deaf. Her speaking voice is that of a hearing person, from some time. Deaf people from birth have a very different speaking voice. Still cool.
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