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2014-03-28 07:40:33 PM
suddenly my problems don't seem so bad after all
 
2014-03-28 07:50:42 PM
First time hearing and already a sound critic.
 
2014-03-28 07:52:03 PM
What?
 
2014-03-28 07:56:31 PM
Hottest British Woman to ever appear on fark.  (Not that that's saying much)
 
2014-03-28 07:58:24 PM

okaykleek: What?


kmpunksays.files.wordpress.com

HWHAT??
 
2014-03-28 08:15:39 PM
Cool, now film her listening to stairway to heaven for the first time.
 
2014-03-28 08:24:35 PM
OK, someone help me out here.  If she's never heard a sound before, how does she understand what the nurse is saying?  Does that come because she can speak herself?  Is that how it works?  I would think that if you're deaf and you speak you'd associate the vibration in your throat and nasal cavity with words, but I don't know how that would translate to hearing either yourself or other people actually speak.
 
2014-03-28 08:28:03 PM
And there are other deaf people who are angry with her for getting cochlear implants.
 
2014-03-28 08:32:25 PM

jmsvrsn: And there are other deaf people who are angry with her for getting cochlear implants.


Dude at work is deaf. He got implants. Then he busted them while playing rugby. And he likes rugby so much, he hasn't gotten them put back in. I can't decide if he's hardcore, an idiot, or they just don't work as well as someone who has had hearing their whole life might think.
 
2014-03-28 08:32:32 PM
It's a shame that shrill of voice is what she had to hear first.
 
2014-03-28 08:33:11 PM

Lsherm: OK, someone help me out here.  If she's never heard a sound before, how does she understand what the nurse is saying?  Does that come because she can speak herself?  Is that how it works?  I would think that if you're deaf and you speak you'd associate the vibration in your throat and nasal cavity with words, but I don't know how that would translate to hearing either yourself or other people actually speak.


No I doubt she'd associate the sounds with words. I think shes reading lips.
 
2014-03-28 08:33:35 PM

Lsherm: OK, someone help me out here.  If she's never heard a sound before, how does she understand what the nurse is saying?  Does that come because she can speak herself?  Is that how it works?  I would think that if you're deaf and you speak you'd associate the vibration in your throat and nasal cavity with words, but I don't know how that would translate to hearing either yourself or other people actually speak.



Lip reader?
 
2014-03-28 08:38:02 PM

marleymaniac: It's a shame that shrill of voice is what she had to hear first.


I think that's an odd assessment of her voice.  Personally, I have a new fantasy of that voice instructing me that calmly while making love.

To each their own.
 
2014-03-28 08:39:01 PM
Yah, she knew the list, it's in front of her, and was told before it would be read to her. That's not a leap by any stretch of the imagination. You can even see her realize the moment she sees the list being read out loud.
 
2014-03-28 08:42:47 PM

GBmanNC: Lsherm: OK, someone help me out here.  If she's never heard a sound before, how does she understand what the nurse is saying?  Does that come because she can speak herself?  Is that how it works?  I would think that if you're deaf and you speak you'd associate the vibration in your throat and nasal cavity with words, but I don't know how that would translate to hearing either yourself or other people actually speak.

No I doubt she'd associate the sounds with words. I think shes reading lips.


Cubicle Jockey: Lsherm: OK, someone help me out here.  If she's never heard a sound before, how does she understand what the nurse is saying?  Does that come because she can speak herself?  Is that how it works?  I would think that if you're deaf and you speak you'd associate the vibration in your throat and nasal cavity with words, but I don't know how that would translate to hearing either yourself or other people actually speak.


Lip reader?


Hah!  I didn't even think of that.  Here I am giving her ears all the credit.
 
2014-03-28 08:44:19 PM

Doctor Funfrock: I think that's an odd assessment of her voice.  Personally, I have a new fantasy of that voice instructing me that calmly while making love.


My anesthesiologist for my hernia surgery was incredibly hot and when she started counting down, I prayed I wouldn't get an erection.
 
2014-03-28 08:55:57 PM
This stuff normally makes whatever room I'm in very dusty.  I'll go watch it now.
 
2014-03-28 08:58:40 PM

mrshowrules: This stuff normally makes whatever room I'm in very dusty.  I'll go watch it now.


OK.  What I thought.  Dust is farking everywhere.
 
2014-03-28 08:59:35 PM
The implants create a 'speak-and-spell' sounding voice.

It doesn't actually make them hear normally, but they 'do' hear sounds and voices as rendered by the implant's ability to do so.  So, everything sounds mechanical.

And still, enough to reduce everyone to tears and rightfully so.

fark yeah, SCIENCE
 
2014-03-28 09:15:01 PM

marleymaniac: It's a shame that shrill of voice is what she had to hear first.


Hey, it could have been Gilbert Gottfried.
 
2014-03-28 09:16:24 PM

jmsvrsn: And there are other deaf people who are angry with her for getting cochlear implants.


This is, unfortunately, true.  My friend has had one implant so far, another coming.  She had some very difficult times with her deaf friends at first, most of them came around though I think (hope).  I can see why it would happen I guess,  sorta like quitting the club.  Astonishingly costly procedure though, I think it was around 30 grand each.  As I understand it, once done, if it doesn't work, there's no second try.
 
2014-03-28 09:32:23 PM
It won't always sound that high, says woman with very high voice, pranking the deaf woman who was hearing for the first time.
 
2014-03-28 09:34:43 PM
i.imgur.com

Realizes she has been pronouncing "December" as "Turdember".
 
2014-03-28 09:36:43 PM
Damn it.  These videos make me weepy, every damn time. That's got to be such a fun job.
 
2014-03-28 10:12:31 PM
Man, we're just a few short years away from curing blindness, deafness, and cancer. What else can we tackle after that?

Wait a minute.....aren't we coming up fast on the date from "First Contact" when the pointy ear spock guys decided to talk to us? I'm no where near a trekstar but I think even in the show didn't they say that we cured diseases/deformities then headed out into space?
 
2014-03-28 10:13:11 PM
Vulcans! they were called Vulcans!
 
2014-03-28 10:35:07 PM
You mean they are going to ruin someone's first time hearing by hearing a nurse for the first time instead of a loved one?
 
2014-03-28 11:35:27 PM
I'm so happy for her :D
 
2014-03-29 12:00:50 AM

JesterJoker55: Man, we're just a few short years away from curing blindness, deafness, and cancer. What else can we tackle after that?

Wait a minute.....aren't we coming up fast on the date from "First Contact" when the pointy ear spock guys decided to talk to us? I'm no where near a trekstar but I think even in the show didn't they say that we cured diseases/deformities then headed out into space?


Only if you consider 50 years to be "a few short years"

 First contact with Vulcans occurs in 2063.  But we already missed a major event from Star Trek timeline anyway

  First form 1992-96 is the Eugenics Wars, with estimated 30 million killed and causing a new dark age of sorts. This is the era Khan comes from.  There was a book series that tried to retcon this a bit and make it more of a covert war so it can work with our present day timeline.

 Then from 2049-2053 is World War III, with the "Post-Atomic horror" lasting from 2054-2079.  Enterprise takes place in the 2150s and TOS is in the late 2260s.

/Back on topic, cool video, and I'd say it shows one benefit of the NHS. I'd bet most insurance in the US won't cover implants for adults, although maybe they would if the patient is losing sight.
 
2014-03-29 12:27:34 AM
Couldn't be more proud...

www.thegalleryofheroes.com
 
2014-03-29 12:28:29 AM
Tomorrow's word is "landscape"!

/and "dusty"
 
2014-03-29 12:29:46 AM
She's not reacting like it's amazing and incredible.  She's reacting like it's too goddamn loud, and no one can possibly turn it down and she can't communicate how to tell someone that.

Turn it down for the poor lady.  She's never heard the days of the week, or the sound of the computer fan, or the sound of you breathing, or the sound of her own breathing, or the sound of the traffic on the street, or the goddam pigeon on the window.

So shut the fark up.  Give her a second.
 
2014-03-29 01:38:02 AM
Eh, this video is better... Includes the moment they turn it on.
 
2014-03-29 02:40:12 AM
You would farking think that for such a momentous occasion, the dickhead with the camera could get the farking orientation right. Bloody hell. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for the deaf woman, but was the person with the camera blind? fark.
 
2014-03-29 02:45:27 AM
Again?
 
2014-03-29 03:13:20 AM
Another attack of VVS. Sad.
 
2014-03-29 04:55:09 AM

Theaetetus: Eh, this video is better... Includes the moment they turn it on.


Damn. That is powerful.

Also, truly smoking hot. But cool for other reasons, too.
 
2014-03-29 06:18:23 AM

HotWingAgenda: Theaetetus: Eh, this video is better... Includes the moment they turn it on.

Damn. That is powerful.

Also, truly smoking hot. But cool for other reasons, too.


She went on the Ellen Show, and they paid the ten grand for her to get the other ear done. Cool story.
 
2014-03-29 07:01:08 AM
What?

please let her hear hi hop and say no thanks
 
2014-03-29 07:06:18 AM
hip hop. yay.....friends puter sux. i have a totally better one with more stuff on it and i have friends as well.
 
2014-03-29 08:16:24 AM
She's not hearing for the first time if she can talk and understand spoken language.
 
2014-03-29 08:36:07 AM

abhorrent1: She's not hearing for the first time if she can talk and understand spoken language.


Deaf people can speak. They can be taught word pronunciation. Just because they are deaf doesn't mean they don't
have vocal cords.
Also, as stated above, Lip Reading is how she understands spoken language. That is why the audiologist
was speaking slower, to pronounce words correctly so the patient could read her lips (and let her hear words for the first time).
 
2014-03-29 08:47:01 AM
cstrips.bitstrips.com
 
2014-03-29 10:08:38 AM

ckevinc: abhorrent1: She's not hearing for the first time if she can talk and understand spoken language.

Deaf people can speak. They can be taught word pronunciation. Just because they are deaf doesn't mean they don't
have vocal cords.
Also, as stated above, Lip Reading is how she understands spoken language. That is why the audiologist
was speaking slower, to pronounce words correctly so the patient could read her lips (and let her hear words for the first time).


It's got to be odd making that association from what the words look like to what the words sound like when spoken.
 
2014-03-29 10:12:53 AM

mommatoldme: What?

please let her hear hi hop and say no thanks


FTFT:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-29 11:42:29 AM
Can now hear how effed-up she talks.
 
2014-03-29 12:12:25 PM
Got an implant myself about 7 years ago.  I am a classical musician who lost nearly all my hearing and it just about killed me (or at least made me seriously think about it!).  My hearing with the implant is now in the normal range, and I have resumed the music. I will never stop being amazed and thankful for the scientists out there who do these things for us.
 
2014-03-29 12:39:25 PM

numbone: Can now hear how effed-up she talks.


She's English, that's how they talk over there.
 
2014-03-29 12:41:55 PM
Sweet. No doubt.


.......but........

I would have had something better lined up for her than just the frikkn' days of the week.

I'm thinking Puccini or Chopin. "The Swan" "A Love Supreme" "Sketches of Spain" etc
 
2014-03-29 01:18:24 PM

GBmanNC: Cool, now film her listening to stairway to heaven for the first time.


No, go big... Echoes.
 
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