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New Hearing Technology Brings Sound To A Little Girl

Read about Jiya, the little girl who was born deaf and couldn’t hear or speak for the first five years of her life.When she was 12 months old, she was given a cochlear implant, but the procedure didn’t work because the connection between the cochlea and the brainstem was too thin.

But recently, in a rare auditory brainstem implant surgical procedure pioneered in Europe, Jiya was given another chance. Although it is too early to tell how successful the procedure was, Jiya is already starting to recognize and to mimic sounds. Read more.

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