Is not it wonderful to be able to hear! Unfortunately, we often forget that this is not given to everyone. Little A'deja Rivers was born deaf but thanks to new technologies, she could hear what was happening around her for the first time at the age of one.
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For her family, it was a beautiful moment worth celebrating, but for the girl, it was an incredible experience to hear her mother say "I love you" for the very first time.
When A'deja received her cochlear implants, she did not know what to expect. As she began to perceive the sounds around her, she remained very attentive, eager to absorb everything.
Shelly Ash, audiologist and coordinator of a cochlear implant team at the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Hospital, has explained that children can react differently:
Sometimes they cry because it is their only mode of communication, others laugh because it seems ridiculous to them.
A'deja had a fantastic reaction. She received everything. There was this beautiful moment when we could see on her face that she was aware of the sounds, her eyes were lit.
The child's mother, Patricia Shaw, thinks it's a real miracle:
I finished in tears. It was amazing for all of us.
We are all very grateful and we thank God every day for giving him this chance.
Soon after receiving her implants, little A'deja began to develop a passion for music and dance. Every time she hears a song, she can not help but move, carried by the song. His mother says he is a curious and adventurous child, and that these traits became even more pronounced after receiving the implants.
What are cochlear implants?
Shelly Ash explained that she has been working with this type of technology for over 30 years. It is amazing to know that so many deaf children can hear through this device.
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Since the beginning of cochlear implants in the 70 years, the perception of oral language has dramatically increased and improved. This neuroprosthesis is surgically implanted and transforms sounds into electrical signals that stimulate the auditory nerve. In the United States, about 58 000 of these devices have been posed on adults and 38 000 on children.
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Although they have been received with great enthusiasm by the scientific community, cochlear implants continue to create controversy in some hearing-impaired people who see this technology as a public insult to them.
Still, it's good to know that science can offer hearing-impaired people a chance to enjoy the many sounds that surround them.
This article appeared first FABIOSA.FR