A 40 year old woman, born deaf, hears for the first time.

Joanne's Milne's Implants are turned on and she hears for the first time.

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+31 1. sux2bu commented 8 years ago

What a wonderful moment in that lady's life. I feel very happy for her.
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+15 2. cameramaster commented 8 years ago

This is about the 20 times I've seen this....and every time I end up crying...I was born deaf on one side, so I know how hard that can be, but to be totally deaf is a whole different game entirely...then to get your hearing back...amazing. It would be like me waking up one day without screaming tinnitus all the time....life changing.
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-4 3. RoyalNorwegian commented 8 years ago

This is just an honest thought, why is it that in every clip like this they say a deaf person now hears for the first time, yet they are able to understand language? Sorry if I somewhat spoil what really is a wonderful experience to witness, it's just that I have this thing about misinformation :)
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+6 4. fjwjr commented 8 years ago

This gets me every time I see one of these videos. But I also wonder how it is that someone who has never heard a spoken word always seems to understand what's being said as soon as the implants are turned on. I wonder if they are still reading the speaker's lips or if they actually understand the meaning of the sounds they are hearing.
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+3 5. MrG commented 8 years ago

I think they totally only read lips.
But I wonder if the words sounds like they have imagined in their brain all those years.
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+5 6. LightAng3l commented 8 years ago

They obviously read lips at first, even though they can hear...

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+1 7. kirkelicious commented 8 years ago

#3 plus she mentions that it sounds high pitched. fishy indeed...
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-3 8. ringmaster commented 8 years ago

You notice how it's filmed? We don't see much of what's going on behind the doctor, perhaps a screen with those words... But I can agree about the high pitch statement...
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+4 9. Sizzlik (admin) commented 8 years ago

Funny how so many think its fake or "not the first time hearing" or an other trick. There are hundreds of videos from people getting a cochlear implant, all with the same reactions. Did they team up to fool us? Why so sceptical? I dont know how it works for them either..but i know a deaf person who is born deaf. He communicates with sign language but sometimes talk along while gesturing. You can almost understand him, sound like he has headphones with very loud music on and didnt talk for ages. The brain is capable of amazing things.. Just be happy for that lady =)