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Toddler Hears for the First Time Thanks to Brain Implant

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June 20, 2013
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Three-year-old Grayson Clamp twists in surprise after hearing his father's voice for the first time --- a moment made possible by auditory implant placed on his brain stem. Deborah Gembara reports.


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