Video: 3-year-old hears his dad for the 1st time

Video: 3-year-old hears his dad for the 1st time

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Posted on June 20, 2013 at 4:29 PM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- For the first time ever in the United States, doctors have given a child an auditory brain stem implant.

And the results are nothing short of amazing.

Three-year-old Grayson Clamp was born without the auditory nerves that carry sound from the inner brain. So doctors at the University of North Carolina received FDA permission to try a device normally reserved for adults.

And cameras were rolling as Grayson was able to hear his father for the first time.

Doctors are confident Grayson will eventually hear and speak like any other child. His parents say he has already made great progress.

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