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A Concert For Hearing Impaired Kids

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The music you're listening to, the sound of my voice, as hearing people, it's easy to take these sounds for granted. But there are plenty of people who have never experienced the world through their ears. Later today, patients at the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital will get a chance to hear music thanks to Cochlear  implants. The device is surgically placed under the skin behind the ear. It then transmits sound beyond the non-functioning parts of the ear, and sends electrical impulses directly to auditory nerves inside the cochlea.

You can learn more about this procedure, and take in the music, at a special performance today by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The event takes place in the Comer Hospital lobby at 3:30 this afternoon.

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