When cochlear implants fail, brain stem technology can help.
Jiya Bavishi was born deaf, and for the first five years of her life, she couldn't hear or speak. But now, after a rare procedure for a child this young, she is beginning to understand the speech of those around her and reproduce words, National Public Radio's Lauren Silverman reports.
Jiya was given a cochlear implant at 12 months, but the connection between her cochlea and her brain stem was too thin, and the device didn't work for her.
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