Tuesday, September 3, 2013

St. Louis girl gets stem implant

10-year-old Jia Billadeau has no cochlea on one side at all and she has a malformed cochlea on the other side. Her adoptive parents had her undergo cochlear implant surgery which only worked for a while. This summer, Jia had a auditory brain stem implant placed in her and now she is beginning to hear again. KSDK-TV has a video report.


4 comments:

Bucky48 said...

It is kind of hard to believe.

Bucky48 said...

Impossible!

Anonymous said...

Was the video captioned? I was not able to figure it out...???

Deaf News Today said...

You'll find the text of the story here:

http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/396039/3/St-Louis-girl-hears-again-with-new-implant