A revolutionary magnetic implant has restored the hearing of a young actor who went deaf in one ear at the age of 17 – and gives new hope to the thousands of Britons who cannot benefit from traditional hearing aids.
Billy Coughlin, 22, from Birmingham, underwent the groundbreaking procedure in March and says:
“I can now hear the smallest noises, like footsteps. It sounds silly but these are things I’ve not been able to hear for five or six years. I finally feel I’m my normal self again.”
Surgeon Matthew Trotter Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham explains:
“The great thing about this new implant is there is no screw poking out. The receiver attaches to a small magnet under the skin so when it’s removed, the head looks completely normal.”
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