Deaf Toddler's Reaction to Hearing Dad's Voice for First Time Is Priceless (VIDEO)

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grayson clampAs parents, we want to do everything possible to make sure our children have the best life possible. For Len and Nicole Clamp, that meant giving their 3-year-old son Grayson the ability to hear. He was born without the cochlear nerves that allow humans to hear, but when a cochlear implant failed, the Clamps didn't give up. Grayson would become the first child in the United States to get an experimental procedure called an auditory brain stem implant. It worked. Watch the amazing moment when this loving, cute little boy hears for the first time. It's amazing.

The look on his face is priceless. He is discovering something new, something he had never experienced before. Sound. The sound of his dad. The sound of papers rustling. His own little mummers and grunts. Take a look:

To achieve this miracle, doctors at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina implanted a microchip in his brain that will help him recognize sound. It's a big change for Grayson, but his mother Nicole is cautious about expectations. "We don't know exactly what it's like for him," she said. "We don't know exactly what he hears. His brain is still trying to organize itself to use sound."

Though, by the look on his face, the device seems to be working. What a wonderful gift for this precioius child and his family.

What do you think of the moment Grayson first hear sound?

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LostS... LostSoul88

That was so amazing. the look on his face. But still seems like he wanted the toys more then to deal with learning he can hear lol

nonmember avatar anonymous

That is the hospital I work for. Stories like this make me such a proud employee of this hospital. God Bless that little boy!

Seren... SerenityAscends

Aww, it's no longer available due to a copyright claim. :(

momof... momof35219

Says no longer available due to copy right claim by uk? Hmm

hayli... hayliedlr

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tinka... tinka_pixie

here is a link.

Carys... Caryss_mommy

Praise science and the amazing doctors who make things like this possible!!! Magnificent!

Kent Martin

I hate FB crap like this ! They get you ready to see it and than say its not available ! Screw you facebook see if I do something for you again! You stink !


Rhonda Neeley Stephens

He wasn't broken only Deaf.  Why didn't the parents learn to sign and be proud of their beautiful baby. 

Margie Bateman Osgood

It wasn't a matter of being broken, it was a matter of being able to give your child a gift that you never thought you could give. What a beautiful thing for a child to be able to hear his parents' soothing voices when at one time he might never have done so. I think those parents would have been proud of their beautiful baby no matter what the ultimate outcome would be. The look of joy on that child's face was worth every bit of it, I am sure!

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