Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hearing Implant 'Esteem' by Envoy Medical Helped Born Deaf Woman Hearing Herself First Time (Must Watch Video)

Sarah Churman, a 29-year-old born deaf woman, shared the video of her experience when she able to hear herself with the aid of a hearing device, dubbed as Esteem from Envoy Medical. 

The 29-year-old Sarah Churman Hearing Herself First time with the help of hearing aid dubbed as 'Esteem' from Envoy Medical

It's just unimaginable for anyone who isn't deaf to even presume how it might feel to hear laughter for the first time or your own voice.

According to Sarah Churman (as he described on Youtube with her video):

“I was born deaf and 8 weeks ago I received a hearing implant. This is the video of them turning it on and me hearing myself for the first time. For those of you who have asked the implant I received was Esteem offered by Envoy Medical.”

The hearing implant is placed behind the ear and no part of it is visible. It doesn't have a speaker or a microphone. It uses the outer part of the ear to channel sound coming toward it and send it down the ear canal.

The device accepts vibrations and transforms them into electrical signals. These are then sent to its sound processor. Then, through a small mechanical stimulus, the electrical signals are sent to your brain, so that the brain can work out what is being said. 

The video below was uploaded on September 26 and it has more than 1.2 million views already. 

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