Skip to content

Deaf since birth, 20-year-old student receives the miracle of hearing

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
6/6/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Cutting-edge, magnetic implant gives the gift of hearing

A cutting-edge, magnetic, bone-anchored hearing aid has brought the gift of hearing to a 20-year-old, who will be able to hear his named called when he graduates on June 25.

Terrell Davis, was born without hearing in either ear. A cutting-edge surgery has given him the ability to hear for the first time.

Terrell Davis, was born without hearing in either ear. A cutting-edge surgery has given him the ability to hear for the first time.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
6/6/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Health

Keywords: News, US, New York


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Terrell Davis, a Harlem student at 47 The American Sign Language and English Secondary School, had the implants activated on June 3 at Lenox Hill Hospital.

A small donation can give a dose of life-saving medicine to a child.

Davis, the youngest of three sons, was born legally deaf. His right ear looked normal but did not work, while the left canal was bone and the outer ear had not formed.

Shy and soft-spoken, Davis let his mother, Brenda, do most of the talking when the implants were activated. "It's so exciting for us," she said. "It's the one thing that he wanted."

"[He's] a man of little words, but he's very moved," she added.

Brenda contacted the Little Baby Face Foundation, an organization that provides needy children with free reconstructive surgery for any facial deformity and got a hold of the wife of Dr. Thomas Romo, the director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospitals.

Romo, and 30 other physicians, donate their time and services, and take on about 30-50 children each year. Still he says, there are hundreds of children "waiting around the world," for this care. But he doesn't have to travel far to find children in need. "We don't have to go to India. All we have to do is go to Harlem."

Back in 2005, Romo created an artificial outer ear for Davis. After the cosmetic procedure he contacted Darius Kohan, director of otology at Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat in order to reconstruct Davis's hearing.

Kohan created a bone-anchored hearing aid that vibrates the cochlea directly, to bypass the bones in the middle ear that didn't work. Then, in May, Davis had a magnet implanted into his head, and the June 3 procedure had the rest of the hearing aid implanted.

Brenda kept repeating the word "wow" as she and her son tested out the new device, grateful for the gift her son had received.

While this young man received the miracle of hearing, you too can give the miracle of life. Join Catholic Online in the Pro-Life Ultrasound Project where we can show people that life actually begins at conception.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for MAY 2017
Christians in Africa.
That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.


Comments


More Health

Think you're 'too busy' to work out? Think again - 5 effective exercises to do WHILE COOKING Watch

Image of Burning calories doesn't require a gym or too much time.

It's tough trying to figure out how to juggle school, kids, work, significant others, a social life and extra time to run to the gym, but ... continue reading


Is there a cure for HIV? Scientists remain 'cautiously optimistic' Watch

Image of Scientists hope for human trials soon (YouTube).

Researchers have discovered a possible cure for HIV/AIDS. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to their findings, which were ... continue reading


Has the Fountain of Youth FINALLY been discovered? Watch

Image of Can umbilical cord plasma reverse the brain's aging?

A new Stanford study revealed what many believe could be the first step to a true cure for aging. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The ... continue reading


Can cancer REALLY be cured by a simple vitamin? Watch

Image of Can vitamins really cure cancer?

Scientists believe an extremely high dose of one vitamin may be the cure for cancer. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - There have been ... continue reading


Two-thirds of cancers may have a surprising cause that we can do nothing about Watch

Image of Scientists have found that two-thirds of all cancer cases may be the result of random, bad-luck mutations.

If you are afraid of cancer, we have bad news. There may be little way to avoid the dreaded disease. A new study affirms that two-thirds of ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.