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#1
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/235320.php

Holy fucking crap

Sloan Churman, 29, who was born profoundly deaf, wept when she heard her own voice and laughter for the first time after having a hearing device implanted nine weeks ago. Churman, who used to use hearing aids to capture some rudimentary sounds, said "Hearing aids only help you so much".

Churman's husband videoed her as the nurses switched the implant on and she heard herself and the world around her at full volume for the first time.


There's a video to her reaction of being able to hear normally for the first time in her life, and I must repeat: holy fucking crap.
#2
Holy shit

Incredible.

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#3
So heart warming


This is a good thing.
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#4
she's hot
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In all seriousness though. That was ****ing awesome
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#6
pretty cool

sucks that she's deaf to begin with though
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#7
That's awesome.
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#10
I'm afraid to watch the video cause I don't wanna cry


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#11
That is the best thing I have seen on the internet in a long time

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#12
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She speak pretty clearly for someone who's been deaf for a long time..........

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How does she understand the nurses questions? How does she know what english language SOUNDS like?

I don't get it

She had been using hearing aids for a long time to hear tiny little bits, I assume that's how she learned to speak and understand language.
#13
She understands what the nurse is saying most likely because she knows how to read lips very well, being deaf and all
#14
Quote by Ichikurosaki
How does she understand the nurses questions? How does she know what english language SOUNDS like?

I don't get it


there are ways to learn to talk, by teaching through holding your hand on your throat and learning through vibrations, learning through feeling and having a hear-able person give you feedback and generally having the imprint on your genetic code to be able to pick up language quickly anyway.
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#16
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How does she understand the nurses questions? How does she know what english language SOUNDS like?

I don't get it


"hearing aids to capture some rudimentary sounds"

Apparently this too?
#18
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She had been using hearing aids for a long time to hear tiny little bits, I assume that's how she learned to speak and understand language.


I see. Then good for her
#20
They should have immediately played her "The View" by Loutallica.

I would've been interested to see if she actually wanted to continue hearing things after that.

Seriously though, this is great. I'm happy for her.
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#21
Seems like she's picking up some...



Good Vibrations.


Seriously though, this is awesome, you never really think about how much of the world you absorb through your ears until you see someone who has never heard, well, hear.
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#22
This is soooooo old. I saw this on MSN.com a couple days ago.
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This is soooooo old. I saw this on MSN.com a couple days ago.


Cool story, bro
#24
Bloody hell!!! Genuinely felt happy for her when I saw that, such a good advancement in medical technology. Hope it can help many other people without complications.
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#25
Wow, I'm genuinely stunned, she seemed so elated and it sort of warms my heart a little, nice one medic advances, we're finally seeing results
#26
That's nice
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#27
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They should have immediately played her "The View" by Loutallica.

I would've been interested to see if she actually wanted to continue hearing things after that.

Seriously though, this is great. I'm happy for her.


+1 LOL

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#31
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I don't know the details so someone just answer me please.

Have we cured deafness?

I don't think so, the comment under the video says that the person can't use this implant because his/her ear nerves are damaged or something. But then, I'm no physician.

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#32
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I don't think so, the comment under the video says that the person can't use this implant because his/her ear nerves are damaged or something. But then, I'm no physician.

Dammit man, I'm a pit monkey, not a doctor!

Curing deafness, as in can't hear anything even with hearing aids, would require rewiring of the nerves in the ear and to the brain.

I think.
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#36
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there are ways to learn to talk, by teaching through holding your hand on your throat and learning through vibrations, learning through feeling and having a hear-able person give you feedback and generally having the imprint on your genetic code to be able to pick up language quickly anyway.


But nowhere near that well. I've taken sign langauge classes, and there's a lot of people born deaf that decide to get implants later in life. They cannot speak that well, because you have to be trained from when you're young, because your brain has to develop to be able to speak properly. She speaks and comprehends far too well for that to be her first time hearing.


I call shananigans.
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#37
I saw this a few days ago, but yeah, quite a miracle. I was very much pleased to hear of what they did for her.

Maybe she'll become a guitarist now.

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#39
I've heard deaf people talk before and they're nowhere near as articulate is this woman is.
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#40
This just blew my mind.

I would love for there to be a video recording of the first time she hears a piano.
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