Deaf 10-Year-Old Regains Hearing with Cochlear Implant

The sound of Sammie Hicks's own breathing moved her to tears three weeks ago. That's because it was the first time she ever heard it. "I started to cry because it was overwhelming," 10-year-old Sammie told ABC affiliate WFAA. "I had no idea what the sounds were." Born with a genetic mutation that caused her to lose her hearing as a toddler, Sammie was fitted with a cochlear implant – a kind of bionic ear that simulates hearing – and documented the process in an online video diary over the...Full Story
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