DEAF TODDLER RECEIVES BIONIC EAR, WEEKS LATER SPEAKS HER FIRST WORD

A two-year old British girl born severely deaf due to a developmental disorder has spoken her first word after receiving a bionic ear.

The medical team led by Dr. Vittorio Colletti, the leading surgeon for installing ear implants in pediatric patients,performed the surgery on Evie Small last June in Verona, Italy. After recovering from swelling in her brain after the surgery, the device was turned on a month later.

In just two weeks, Evie heard her first sound and was able to clearly repeat her mother saying “mumma”.

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