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Bionic ear will allow twin to hear brother's voice for first time

Hope could be raised among deaf people following a watershed moment for Ireland’s first recipient of a bionic ear implant.

Twin Calum Geary, who was born deaf, received his Auditory Brainstem Implant a few months ago but today, with a flick of a switch, he will hear the voice of his twin Donncha for the first time, according to the Irish Daily Mail.

The three-year-old travelled from Cork to Manchester with his family to have the device switched on which links up the hearing and balance nerves currently missing between Calum’s ears and brain.

“It will be very scary for him and we’ve been warned it will be a slow process but it’s very exciting. He will have to adapt to each new sound,” said father Andrew.

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