An estimated one third of people between the ages of 65 and 75 and close to one half of those over 75 have some degree of hearing loss. And it's not just a problem for the elderly. One to three children out of a thousand are born with profound hearing loss...or they have no sense of hearing whatsoever. But today advances in research and technology, particularly involving cochlear implants may bring sound to those who have lost their hearing. In this program we'll meet both children born without hearing and elderly patients - one as old as 90-who lost their hearing over time and can now engage with their families, swim, dance and study thanks to their cochlear implants.
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Episode #2401 / Length: 26 minutes