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Grayson Clamp, AUD Brain Stem Implant recipient, with father, Len Clamp
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Cochlear implants have helped many children learn to listen and speak normally, but they aren't the answer for children born without a cochlear nerve.
Using a new type of hearing implant for children that is placed directly on the brain stem, doctors at UNC Hospitals have new ways to help children born into a silent world.
Grayson Clamp, who was born with Charge Syndrome, recently became the first child to receive an auditory brain stem implant as part of a Food and Drug Administration trial.
Craig Buchman, an otolaryngologist at UNC, said Clamp's condition is genetic.
"It results in a number of different problems, one of which is hearing loss," Buchman said.
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