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Lady born deaf hears for the first time

This is a great read. Someone born deaf hears for the first time.
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Hearing certain sounds for the first time was and still is an overwhelming experience.

I don't know how to explain it but I can say that, so far it's been way beyond what I expected. It;s like being born again. I am relearning the world.

For example, the first time I heard the water running I didnt know what it was, until somebody told me and then I made the connection. It wasnt the way I registered with the help of hearing aids. Its a totally different experience.


For people who live with a physical impairment from birth, or for a long time, life feels as normal as it does for anyone else. They simply live using whatever resources are at their disposal. Until something changes and they rediscover the world.

That's what happened to Sheri Collins only a couple of weeks ago. She had a cochlear implant -- a small electronic device placed beyond the damaged portions of the ear that directly stimulates the auditory nerve.

 http://www.orato.com/node/930
By netchicken: posted on 17-10-2006








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