29-Year-Old Woman Hears for the First Time

Posted in VIDEO       30 Sep 2011       7562       10



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AnnaMolly 9 year s ago
Awesome, I'm glad for her!
       
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syano1 9 year s ago
aaaaaaaaaaaaaawwweeeeeeeeeesome
       
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Cesaritom 9 year s ago
how did she learn to talk if she has never heard a word in her entire life?
       
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lux-ferre 9 year s ago
good question...
       
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rockslocks 9 year s ago
fake she wouldnt be able to talk in the first place
       
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axl 9 year s ago
probably not her first time. but its nice anyway
       
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ALeach 9 year s ago
Now she can hear people say " Oh my look at those crappy tattoos"
       
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Enter your name 9 year s ago
Most deaf people learn to speak, but usually with a sort of foreign accent. This woman must have lost her hearing later in life, since she speaks normally and understands what the other lady is saying.
       
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xerxes111 9 year s ago
According to the articles I have read about her she had major voice training to teach her. In addition to that she used a form of hearing aid for several years when she was learning to speak, but stopped using them because they were ineffective as she grew. She relied on voice training and read lips.
With voice training in some individuals speech can be adapted to sound almost normal even without hearing yourself.
So she has heard before, but not well and lost her hearing fully when she was very young, probably before she could even consciously remember during her speech development stage.

When they use this device they ramp it up slowly until they fully engage it. Before this she was hearing murmors and tones, but no specific voices. This is the first time in her adult life she has heard her voice as we hear it.
       
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xerxes111 9 year s ago
The device is a Cochlear Implant
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochlear_implant

Here is an interview with her and her husband.
http://www.dennyburk.com/interview-with-the-deaf-woman-who-now-hears/
       
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