VIDEO: 3-year-old Grayson Clamp hears father's voice for first time
8:26 AM, Jun 21, 2013
11:07 AM, Jun 21, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (ABC NEWS) - Although Grayson Clamp, 3, was born without hearing nerves in his ear, he can now sense sound thanks to an experimental electrical implant that directly stimulates his brain.
Video of Grayson hearing sound for the first time shows his shocked face when he hears his father's voice. As Grayson's father, Len Clamp, tells him, "Daddy loves you," Grayson drops his toy and whips his head around looking for the source of the sound, ABC News reported.
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ABC reports Grayson received a brain auditory stem implant at the University of North Carolina Hospitals this spring. He is the first U.S. child to receive the device, which was given to him as part of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration clinical trial.