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Boy, 3, Hears for First Time
Grayson Clamp gets to listen to his dad's voice
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2013 2:00 PM CDT
Updated Jun 23, 2013 10:03 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A few weeks ago, 3-year-old Grayson Clamp become the first child in the US to receive something called an auditory brain stem implant, reports CNN. The upshot is that the boy, who was born without a cochlear nerve, was able to hear sound for the first time—as captured on video by the UNC Health Care system. Such implants are available for adults, and Grayson's surgery was part of an FDA trial testing them for kids. In the clip, Grayson hears his dad's voice for the first time. (It's reminiscent of this video of a woman hearing for the first time.)

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toryd
Jun 23, 2013 9:00 PM CDT
Lovely! It is amazing what medical science can do, and I for one am very grateful for it. Good health and have a happy life, little Grayson!
Vincebus
Jun 23, 2013 3:52 PM CDT
wow all of 3 and he knows the difference? Actually, hes probably better off before considerin the crap hes gonna hear anyway....
Liberal-Lib
Jun 23, 2013 1:55 PM CDT
What a wonderful and beautiful experience for this child and his family! One thing's for sure, however... in ten years when he's a teenager it won't matter how well he hears, HE STILL WON'T LISTEN!