Sloan Churman was born deaf. For 29 years, she has lived her life by reading lips and, to a very limited extent on hearing aids.
Two months ago, she received Envoy Medical’s Esteem Implant, which utilizes ear drum vibrations to bring hearing back to its users. This reaction was captured by her husband on video and it is extraordinary. Her pure joy is contagious.
Here’s what she said on her YouTube page:
“I had an implant put in 8 weeks ago called The Esteem Implant by Envoy Medical. I was born deaf and have worn hearing aids from the age of 2, but hearing aids only help so much. I have gotten by this long in life by reading lips. This was taken as they were activating the implant.”
Check out the video, and feel free to share your reactions in the comments.