Im a Youtube junkie! I spend way too much time scouring the site for amazing videos. This is my outlet to share with you some of my discoveries. Enjoy!
Deaf girl hears for the first time after surgery
by ShyGuy,posted Nov 9 2011 11:20AM
Hey all! After a short hiatus im proud to announce that my 'YouTube video of the week' has returned!
For those just discovering this page, every week (usually on Mondays) i share a relevant video from youtube or etc. for you to enjoy. Mostly its because im obsessed with Youtube and i spend way too much time on there browsing videos and so on.
I wanted to pick a special one to share this week to showcase the return of my blog and this one wont disapoint.
This is the story of Sarah Churman. a 29 year old woman who was born deaf. thanks to a new kind of implantation surgery of a device called the Envoy Medical's Esteem, Sarah is now able to hear clearly for the first time in her life.
This is the moment captured on film where she does so.
Remarkable isnt it?
Dr. Michael Murray, Sarahs doctor, explains how it works "We drive the sound into the Cochlea, whereas a hearing aid sits in the ear canal, and the sound has to travel through the air, through the ear drum and on into the ear. And there's a lot of opportunity for distortion and loss of quality."
Sarahs husband explains the feeling she had when hearing her childrens voices for the first time "I walked into the kitchen and she was crying," he said. "And she was like, have these girls always sounded like this? Because she's never heard the little voices the way they are."
Even though im usually a fan of the silly and comedic videos you can find on youtube, its always nice to see a piece like this to lift the spirits and make you feel good for the person its about.
For those interested in reading more about Sarahs journey she currently maintains a blog. here is the link to the post from the day she was able to hear for the first time. The details and emotion explaining how she felt get you just like the video does: http://sarahchurman.blogspot.com/2011_09_01_archive.html
Not sure about you, but seeing a video like this makes me appreciate things more that would be so normal for the average. like hearing and seeing. its good to know theres a process out there that can help some of those who are deaf or hearing impaired to miraculously be able to hear!