Most of us take our ability to hear for granted. But have you considered what it would be like if you couldn’t hear the voice of your mother or father?
This 8 month old baby became deaf after contracting bacterial meningitis aged 4 months. Watch the moment as his cochlear implant is activated and he hears sound for the first time, and his mother’s voice.
Here’s another little boy that couldn’t even have a cochlear implant because he was born without the principal auditory nerve. He received an auditory brain scanner that now allows him to hear. Brain implant technologies such as this one are starting to become a hot area in neuroscience in an effort to to help deaf and blind people, as well as paralyzed and quadriplegic patients.