Originally posted by Nspekta
This is a really cool video i just saw and i thought i would share it. Imagine being deaf your whole life, and then being able to hear for the first time?! How crazy awesome would that be?!
In the above clip, Sammie is visibly jolted once the implant is turned on and begins to cry after hearing herself breathe for the first time, an event that the whole family fondly remembers.
Anyways, Check it out:
Originally posted by varikonniemi
I am sorry to burst your bubble, but it can be she is crying out of disappointment. The first time i saw a similar video I also thought it was tears of joy when a woman in her maybe late teens got her implant activated after being deaf for some time. In a follow up video she told that it was really tears of disappointment since she had her expectations much higher.
Apparently the sound those implants make is horrifying, there was even linked some demonstration clips what it sounds like, and yes, it was creepy. I will see if i can find the videos&clip i am talking about and post them here if i do.
simulation what it sounds like (best case, 8 channel device): www.utdallas.edu...edit on 29-5-2012 by varikonniemi because: links