Boy born deaf hears for the first time thanks to device - New York News

Boy born deaf hears for the first time thanks to device

Posted: Updated:
CHAPEL HILL, NC -

A 3 year-old boy experiences something for the first time that most of us take for granted: the ability to hear.

Little Grayson Clamp was born deaf and last month became the first child in the United States to receive an auditory brain stem implant. The device allows his brain to process sound.

The procedure was performed at University of North Carolina Hospitals and cameras were rolling the day Grayson heard his father’s voice for the first time. Grayson’s jaw dropped and eyes were wide open as he heard his dad say, “Daddy loves you. Daddy loves you.”

His parents say Grayson is finally able to experience the world like everyone else. "He likes sound. He enjoys the stimulus, the input. he's curious and he definitely enjoys it", said Nicole Clamp, Grayson’s mother.

“We don't really know exactly what it's like for him. We don't know exactly what he hears, if he hears everything we hear, some of what we hear. His brain is still trying to organize itself to use sound. "

Adults have received auditory brain stem implants before, but When the Clamps heard about a Food and Drug Administration-approved trial for children at the UNC Hospitals, they asked to be included.

Grayson’s speech is delayed and his device will need some work but the procedure is considered groundbreaking.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Funeral for man who died after NYPD choke hold arrest

    Funeral for man who died after NYPD choke hold arrest

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:46:09 GMT
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent choke hold. Eric Garner's relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and wailing. A preacher opened the service at Brooklyn's Bethel Baptist Church with a mix of solemn prayer and an organ-backed gospel medley.
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent choke hold. Eric Garner's relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and wailing. A preacher opened the service at Brooklyn's Bethel Baptist Church with a mix of solemn prayer and an organ-backed gospel medley.
  • Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:08:13 GMT
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
  • New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices