Researchers Test Device That Lets Deaf Children Hear For The First Time

February 15, 2015 4:01 PM

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Researchers Test Device That Lets Deaf Children Hear For The First Time

WASHINGTON (AP) — At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for deaf children.

Born without working auditory nerves, she can detect sounds for the first time — and start to mimic them — after undergoing brain surgery to implant a device that bypasses missing wiring in her inner ears.

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