29-year-old Sloan was born deaf. Earlier this year she received a hearing implant called Esteem – this video shows them turning it on and Sloan hearing things for the first time. Science win!
Our ability to sense the world around us in so many distinct ways has to be one of the most amazing things we take for granted. Events like this remind us that the greatest joys in life are in appreciating what we already have. Because when you think about it, simply being alive, being human, having consciousness – we are the lucky few, and every moment is both remarkable and fleeting.
Why then the world’s mine oyster | Which I with sword will open.
Update: here’s a video of little baby Jonathan hearing his mother’s voice for the first time.