Three-year-old Grayson Clamp was born deaf, but thanks to a medical breakthrough, the boy can now hear the world.
According to WBTV, Grayson is missing cochlear nerves, which act as a bridge in the ear. They help us process and hear sound. After undergoing a successful experimental medical trial at UNC, Grayson is now able to hear.
The medical experiment implanted a microchip in his brain to help process and recognize sound which travels through tubes to his ear.
“We don’t know exactly what it’s like for him,” said Grayson’s mom, Nicole Clamp. “We don’t know exactly what he hears. His brain is still trying organize itself to use sound.”
Grayson’s parents said their job now will be helping him process these new sounds. It’s a job for which they’ll gladly sign up.