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29 years old and hearing myself for the 1st time!
YouTube ^ | 9.26.2011 | Sarah Churman/video by husband

Posted on 09/30/2011 10:17:19 PM PDT by Razzz42

Edited on 09/30/2011 11:37:53 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Sarah Churman, 29, was born deaf. Until recently, she had never heard the sound of her own voice. But thanks to a hearing implant, Churman was able to experience a miracle.

She says on her YouTube channel that she’s worn hearing aids since she was two years old and has gotten by on reading lips. Churman goes on to explain the background behind her clear speech:

“My whole life I’ve been complimented on how well I speak. I don’t really have an answer for you other than I have always had a passion for reading, grammar, and English. My hearing loss was/is considered severe to profound. I’ve worked very hard to be able to interact and blend in.....only thing I can say is ‘God is good’.”

The device she’s received is not a hearing aid. It’s implanted in the middle ear and picks up sound through the ear canal, minimizing background noise and acoustic feedback, according to Envoy Medical.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: deaf; hearing
Also this video of a baby reacting to his hearing aid turned on for the first time is interesting.

Baby Johnathan

1 posted on 09/30/2011 10:17:30 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

good for you! congrats


2 posted on 09/30/2011 10:20:16 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Razzz42

I give thanks to God for you and your gift of hearing. And it is a joy to see the reaction of the child.


3 posted on 09/30/2011 10:20:56 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: Razzz42

Awesome. Thanx for sharing.


4 posted on 09/30/2011 10:23:04 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Razzz42

Congratulations.


5 posted on 09/30/2011 10:24:07 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Razzz42

The things we take for grantid....are miracles to others.


6 posted on 09/30/2011 10:24:12 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Razzz42

Congratulations! But how can you speak so well if you were born deaf?

You realize of course that you will now be excommunicated from the Sacred Order of Militant Deafies?

Then again, seeing as you can speak you were never a member of their little graying club in the first place...


7 posted on 09/30/2011 10:26:45 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Razzz42
something wrong with the video, it gets all blurry about halfway into it. Congratulations!
8 posted on 09/30/2011 10:29:34 PM PDT by txroadkill (Antlers up! The Claw must be feared!)
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To: GeronL

You can leave comments directly for Sarah on YouTube. She is the one who received the successful hearing implant and posted the video of herself.


9 posted on 09/30/2011 10:29:48 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

That is just too cool. Congrats!


10 posted on 09/30/2011 10:32:34 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Razzz42

bttt


11 posted on 09/30/2011 10:33:35 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: righttackle44

Glad to see that good old American know-how is helping us but OBAMA and his bastards wanted to put a new tax on such medical devices.

It would have added anywhere from $200-300 on my defibrilator/pacemaker which cost between $20,000 and $30,000 a piece (depending on the model and medical needs).

This effort was beaten back but don’t count on Obie’s marxists from trying again. It might even be found somewhere in the Obamacare bill where there are dozens if not hundreds of hidden taxes.

Unless something is done on Nov. 6, 2012, medical innovations may be brought down to a crawl.

To the young lady, enjoy life!


12 posted on 09/30/2011 10:36:30 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Razzz42

Wonderful!


13 posted on 09/30/2011 10:36:30 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: cld51860

There is nothing like tears of joy!


14 posted on 09/30/2011 10:37:25 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: Razzz42

Thank you for that! It made my day! :)


15 posted on 09/30/2011 10:41:29 PM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: Razzz42

Sarah Churman, 29, was born deaf. Until recently, she had never heard the sound of her own voice. But thanks to a hearing implant, Churman was able to experience a miracle.

She says on her YouTube channel that she’s worn hearing aids since she was two years old and has gotten by on reading lips. Churman goes on to explain the background behind her clear speech:

“My whole life I’ve been complimented on how well I speak. I don’t really have an answer for you other than I have always had a passion for reading, grammar, and English. My hearing loss was/is considered severe to profound. I’ve worked very hard to be able to interact and blend in.....only thing I can say is ‘God is good’.”

The device she’s received is not a hearing aid. It’s implanted in the middle ear and picks up sound through the ear canal, minimizing background noise and acoustic feedback, according to Envoy Medical.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/30/sara-churman-deaf-woman-_n_989220.html


16 posted on 09/30/2011 10:41:33 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Razzz42
Amazing ! I am so happy for you !

Congratulations !

17 posted on 09/30/2011 10:41:50 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: Razzz42

Wow..Good for you. Congratulations.


18 posted on 09/30/2011 10:49:37 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Razzz42

Wow....both videos are amazing! I’m so happy for you. God is good!


19 posted on 09/30/2011 10:54:30 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Razzz42

I’m so happy for you!


20 posted on 09/30/2011 11:01:47 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

You got that right. Why government can’t leave the private sector alone, I don’t know. The private sector will make just about anything affordable and reliable based on a free market.


21 posted on 09/30/2011 11:04:42 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

Thank You for sharing this. A touching and very precious moment.


22 posted on 09/30/2011 11:04:48 PM PDT by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: sinanju

Talks too well to be born deaf.
I’m just saying.


23 posted on 09/30/2011 11:09:11 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

God bless you.


24 posted on 09/30/2011 11:11:31 PM PDT by CT
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To: Razzz42

Well that is truly profound! Looks the video is going viral...Huffington’s picked it up and she’ll be on Tv Monday morning.

Congradulations little lady...”This is ‘the day’ the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it”....


25 posted on 09/30/2011 11:19:07 PM PDT by caww
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To: Razzz42

Is this a personal experience you’re sharing or is that from the video?


26 posted on 09/30/2011 11:19:20 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: gigster

Yea, so was the baby, you know what I’m saying?

Your a ignorant moron...you know what I’m saying?


27 posted on 09/30/2011 11:20:55 PM PDT by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: gigster
She talks well, but I knew a young couple who went to the Maryland school for the deaf. Not all people are totally deaf, just like all people blind are not totally blind.
They signed to each other, but could also carry on a pretty good conversation. I have no idea how they are thought to do it. I think it is something that a device apply to the larynx that allows them to hear sound in their inner ear.
28 posted on 09/30/2011 11:28:56 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: Razzz42
Wow. What an incredible gift! Thank you so-o-o much for sharing this with us. I can completely understand the intensity of your initial reactions. I feel incredibly joy for you!!!!!!!!! Awesome!

Watching the little baby too was profound. What a huge gift sound is for us. I will never forget this. Thanks again for sharing. May your life and that of this little baby too continued to be blessed :).

29 posted on 09/30/2011 11:31:24 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Razzz42

Oh, this is so wonderful!
The money spent on the tattoos could have been spent on the hearing implant.


30 posted on 09/30/2011 11:33:59 PM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: Razzz42

God be praised.


31 posted on 09/30/2011 11:49:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Yes, Obama does wish to tax the crap out of these medical devices.

Damn his hyde


32 posted on 09/30/2011 11:54:09 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: gigster

Esteem requires the cochlea to be functional; it works by increasing the movement of inner-ear bones. Probably this woman had experienced a serious deficit, but not complete loss. I sat in on one of their meetings and about 1/2 way through, the presenter revealed that she herself was a user of the device. It’s pretty remarkable.

The Esteem team drew on the experience (and people themselves, I think) involved in pacemaker design. The actual device can be swapped out, if necessary, leaving the surgically implanted sensor and actuator in place. So, if in a few years you need a battery replacement, you can get a new Esteem device in the process, together with whatever software upgrades have happened in the meantime. Lifetime of the battery is a few years; I don’t know exactly. That number is expected to grow. (end of memory dump) (not a user or a medical professional, just an interested person)


33 posted on 10/01/2011 12:07:33 AM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: sinanju

“Congratulations! But how can you speak so well if you were born deaf?”

She has severe to profound hearing impairment. That’s enough I should know as I have the same condition. It’s possible, but it’s difficult.

“You realize of course that you will now be excommunicated from the Sacred Order of Militant Deafies?”

They can kiss my ass. I’m so happy. :) It would be amazing to be able to hear properly.


34 posted on 10/01/2011 12:32:55 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Razzz42

My wife was in our local hospital a few years ago to have some work done and a young Canadian boy was in the check in area at the same time. She got to talking to the boy’s parents and found out that the boy was there to have a cochlear implant installed. He was having it done in the US because the Canadian government decided that since he could read lips and sign he did not need to be able to hear.

That, folks, is government healthcare.


35 posted on 10/01/2011 1:38:08 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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bmfl


36 posted on 10/01/2011 2:14:37 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: kcvl

Thanks for that kcvl. I was just posting as a interesting link and didn’t go into detail on it since I found it on AOL and HuffPost linking is not allowed here. The Admin was kind enough to modify the ‘excerpt’ by adding your post information that I re-submitted.


37 posted on 10/01/2011 2:19:47 AM PDT by Razzz42
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To: americanophile

I just posted links to videos, that is all.


38 posted on 10/01/2011 2:24:50 AM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

I am so happy for you that I have tears in my eyes!! May your blessings in life continue and you are truly an inspiration.


39 posted on 10/01/2011 5:58:50 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: JimmyMc

That is one smart baby! See how he immediately reacts, physically, to his mother’s voice, entranced, and tries to imitate? He gets it!


40 posted on 10/01/2011 11:07:30 AM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 161)
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To: gigster
Talks too well to be born deaf.

You are correct. I say that as a profoundly Deaf person myself.

For further clarification, click on this same subject, different thread here.

41 posted on 10/01/2011 11:19:43 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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