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Jayde Scholl, Girl Who Was Born Deaf, Hears Mother's Voice For First Time

March 15, 2013

 For the first time in her life, 5 year-old Jayde Scholl heard her mother's voice on Tuesday. Jayde is Chinese by birth, an orphan discovered in a public square when she was only 8 months old. She was also born deaf. Last December, NewsOn6 reports, she was adopted by Dr. Jacque Scholl, a doctor of audiology in Tulsa, Okla., and her husband. In mid-February, Jayde had a successful operation to install a cochlear implant, a small device that connects directly to the auditory nerve and conveys auditory signals the ear wouldn't otherwise sense. To read more, click here

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