11 October 2011

29 Year Old Hears Herself for the First Time?


There has recently been a whole bunch of hoo-ha on the internet regarding a YouTube video of a congenitally deaf 29 year woman named Sarah Churman having her implantable hearing device switched on for the first time. The video quickly went viral and has received nearly 7.4 million views at last count. The overwhelming majority of the feedback was positive, however there were a few niggling doubters calling fake because Sarah was able to speak so well and understand the audiologist even when she had her eyes covered. 

Apparently everyone’s an expert! Let’s assess how plausible these claims really are shall we?