Born without cochlear nerves, 3-year-old Grayson Clamp was completely deaf until a few weeks ago.
His parents, Len and Nicole have been trying for years to help the little boy who they adopted as a newborn. Unfortunately, conventional methods of implanting a cochlear device didn’t work.
Fortunately, after some research, they stumbled upon a new research trial at the UNC Hospital. After some patient waiting, Grayson is now the first child to receive an auditory brain stem implant in the US.
“We don’t know exactly what it’s like for him,” Grayson’s mom Nicole explained. “We don’t know exactly what he hears. His brain is still trying organize itself to use sound.”
Watch the touching video below, as the microchip gets switched on and Grayson hears his father’s voice for the very first time.