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Deaf girl hears her own voice for the first time thanks to a modern technology!

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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 12:56 AM
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My wife showed me this video and she was crying and told me how me she loved it. So, I watched it and it was quite touching.

I have no idea the context, other than she was obviously deaf, I am thinking this is one of the implants put in, and someone recorded her first moments of hearing.

Anyways, watch if you want a happy moment.


Any thoughts?

Pred...




posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 01:05 AM
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Nice video. I would like to know how she sounded like before she could hear herself.

On a lighter note, when they doc asked if she would like to hear her husband, if I were the husband I would of walked in sounding like doctor Claw.
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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 01:06 AM
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A good one too would be to talk with a british accent, or talk like your from Compton. She would be able to tell though if she had been reading your lips for a while.

Pred...



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 01:08 AM
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Now she gets to hear her husband verbally abuse her. OUch.... I should stop....


I wonder what tech she has if its anything really cool. That would be something to hear for the first time or again. Imagine getting sight for the first time ever after 20 years. That would be something.

Is there any back story to this or did i miss it?
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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 01:12 AM
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I dont see how you can watch this video and not fell some kind of emotion. Just Imagine being deaf and being able to hear any kind of sound even if its muffled when you have never heard a sound in your entire life. The person in that is giving her the sound device does not seem to comprehend want the deaf woman is going threw. Some amazing technology and their is much more to come, I only wish that it was not in the hands of evil.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 01:15 AM
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My mother has one of these, she wasn't deaf before so it was a little different for her. If the girl hasn't heard before then this would be what the world sounds like. For my mother, its more like a robot, the implant only has 24 electrodes and does not get all the subtlety of sound. She has to relearn to hear, and the implant takes many adjustments for comfort level and maintenance about twice a year to make sure levels are correct.
Cool thing is the bloody thing comes with a remote lol. It adjusts volume and pitch. Such a neat technology, I hope they continue to improve it
Such a nice video, im very happy for her.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 01:54 AM
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Thanks for your own personal story, always nice to hear.


It's amazing technology and I hope anyone with any hearing issues gets to use it one day. Technology can be such a good thing sometimes.

Pred...



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 02:03 AM
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i shed a few tears when i watched this too...

but, then i got curious about one thing:
if she heard her own voice for the very 1st time then that means she was born deaf...
and have never ever heard any spoken language or sound...
she has been using written and silent language to communicate...
how on earth was she able to understand the sound and speak the english spoken language for the very 1st time as soon as she used this new technology when she has never learned the word sounds of the language in the 1st place???

i'm so confused

can someone try to explain this new technology to me?



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 02:08 AM
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Well she should have been able to communicate beforehand, and could read lips, so she would have just done both together. I really have no idea but that would have been my guess.

Deaf people can still speak, so they understand the basic meaning of words and tones I guess...

Pred...



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 02:21 AM
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Originally posted by predator0187
Well she should have been able to communicate beforehand, and could read lips, so she would have just done both together. I really have no idea but that would have been my guess.

Deaf people can still speak, so they understand the basic meaning of words and tones I guess...

Pred...

not all deaf peaple can speak... if they were born deaf (and not mute) they cannot "speak" the language as good as the girl in the video was speaking... yes, they can make some sounds with voice usually something like "uhhh... hey..." etc.
yes, they can make some sounds just to get our atention and then they pull out a pen and a piece of paper to communicate whatever they wanted to say...
also, reading lips does not interpret sounds but, it interprets the movement of the lips along with the body language...



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 05:05 AM
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She might have only been partially deaf before, as I said I'm not too sure about the case, and there was no details for the video. I just watches it and thought it was an uplifting video, and well, sometimes that what people need so I shared it.


Pred...



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 07:45 AM
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Originally posted by predator0187
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She might have only been partially deaf before, as I said I'm not too sure about the case, and there was no details for the video. I just watches it and thought it was an uplifting video, and well, sometimes that what people need so I shared it.


Pred...

yes, the video was very uplifting and as i said i even shed a few happy tears!
thank you for sharing it with us


by the way... i think that more than likely she has been in a special school where they teach them how to speak even though they are deaf (schools for the deaf do that)
if she was partially deaf then she would not be hearing her own vice for the first time... yes?
i was just fascinated on how well she could understand the words she was hearing for the first time and speak so well without looking at the lips of specialist lady in the vid... that's all


but, i'm still interested to learn about the technology they used...
from my understanding that's not the regular hearing aid but they have put some kind of chip inside her head connected to the brain itself somehow...

can anyone who knows about this technology explain it to us please?



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 08:38 AM
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She doesn't sound like she was deaf from listening to her voice; unless she had recently had lost her hearing because her crisp sharp crarity would not be as that because deaf people tend to develope a slured speech from not hearing their voice and thus not able to correct it; therefore I call it a haux; sadly. I might be wrong. In this matter; it is crucial that a person has still a feed to their brain where if anyfurther the beginning of the stem would be for instance tissue of the brain where the functions of the brain were active at all time not mattering hearing; assuming that we were able or are able to distiguish; then I do beleive that it would be not retreivable; any hearing capabilities; but also I do have confidence that if put at the right areas and tweaked adaquately; this being with patience by the individual, constructing somewhat proccessed of a sound distiguishement within the right plane that we construct without knowing so that our brain deciphers it to us and is there such an event ? I am not sure that there even would be and one may be doomed and excuse the term but in reality I do think that it is of case and sound is likely drawn as it lies and vibrates nerves for us to sense and feel with acuracy. Again I see a possibility for a loud or strong vibration that could be implated but is any risk a risk to take?
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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 10:17 AM
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An emotional person breaks down and cries when they watch it. They're swimming a lake of tears. A logical spock-like person wonders in his mind "hmm?" and then asks "How does this technology work? When was it introduced? Is this a trial? What was her condition?"

Lol. Just some weird thoughts I had. It does look genuine to me (the emotions).

Different people, different strokes.
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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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The tech is actually quite amazing. Heres how the whole process works:

-First you select the ear you want....they will be destroying everything on the way in so theres no going back.

-Then, on the side you chose, they will carve out a little "bed" for a receiver with a magnet and two electrodes that will be laid out on the skull (for hearing the reverberation of sound in your skull).

-After the bed is laid, the inner ear electrodes are threaded through a hole in the skull to the inner ear. The threading destroys the little hairs in the ear which in my mothers case were deformed and gone already.

-After everything is threaded, they sew you back up and you can actually go home that same night if there are no complications.

Once you are healed you go back I think after a month and they turn you on. There is an outside piece which is magnetized and sticks to the implant in the little "bed" on your skull. That is the only part you see, and can be easily covered up with a woman's hair. The magnet is very strong so it will stick easily. They will then tune the device for the specific person. Everyone hears differently, and after being deaf for awhile, it normally needs to be adjusted every 3 months for a new patient until they get used to all the noises again.

Theres a big difference between hearing with the thousands of tiny hairs in your ear and the 24 electrodes converting that same sound. And learning to filter every single sound is difficult. You can hear EVERYthing near by....curtains rustling, the fan going, a dog scratching......its very overwhelming at first. TV is very difficult for most and my mom still uses captions lol. Phone is the ultimate and the most difficult thing to learn again. For sake of ease me and mom still use ms messenger lol.

Here in canada we were lucky to get this for free. It is a very very expensive device and if it was in the states it would of cost her $60 000.00. The only thing she pays for are batteries which is great.

Oh and for the emotion, very normal....I cried and laughed the first time they turned hers on too. Well my mom was actually in a bit of shock, I did the crying lol.




Thats a basic diagram of an implant in an internal and external view. Note with newer updated models the sound processor fits behind your ear like a bluetooth and it is all controlled via remote.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 02:47 PM
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a good def school can teach the person to talk and if the person has the nak they can and do sound as good as this girl.
I had a few def friends in my life and heard them talk and could understand them easly and it sounded kind the way she talked .
they way they teach the SOUND part is to put the persons hand to there mouth so they can feal the vibrations created by the sound and then to recreat the ssme vibrations them self to copy the sound .



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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I wonder if she will hate the sound of her own voice as much as the rest of us hates the sound of our own.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 03:40 PM
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She will never hear the "true" sound of her voice, and im sure if she hasn't heard, everything will be music to her ears. Mainly there will be overwhelming times and alot of adjusting as she experiences different environments. I really wish I could experience what it sounds like compared to us. My mother describes it as "robotic" and "tinny" like they are in a can. I wonder if the sound would vary from person to person?



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 05:29 PM
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I was being facitious....



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by nixie_nox
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I was being facitious....


Sorry, was just adding to the information, didn't catch that, but thanks for pointing that out now.

Even though you weren't being literal, did you still learn something?
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