The Gift of Sound

Can you imagine the sensation of hearing sound for the first time?

For the first time in Israel, doctors at Shaare Zedek Medical Center performed a pioneering surgery and gave a 5 year old boy the gift of sound.  The boy was born without a cochlear nerve (also known as the auditory or acoustic nerve) which carries auditory sensory information from the cochlea of the inner ear directly to the brain.

Please read this article (in Hebrew) for more details.

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