CHARLOTTE N.C. (KTLA) – A 3-year-old boy heard his dad say “daddy loves you” for the very first time thanks to a procedure typically only given to adults.
Grayson Clamp was born deaf, but doctors at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine gave him an auditory brain stem implant, according to a CNN report.
The device uses a microchip on his brain to help Grayson recognize and process sound.
After the procedure, Grayson was able to hear his dad say: “Daddy loves you.”
“Daddy loves you.”
“He can hear!”
The device was typically used in adults whose nerves had been damaged and hadn’t yet been approved for use in children, according to CNN.
Grayson became the first child in the country to undergo the procedure thanks to an FDA-approved trial.
Doctors said they were confident Grayson would eventually hear and speak like any other child.