Cochlear implants and infant intervention remove limits, as in these videos of Esraa El Bably (Egypt’s first deaf dentist) and New Zealand’s Josh Foreman (clinical physiology graduate).
Foreman (below), the youngest New Zealander to receive a cochlear implant at the time, just graduated from the University of Auckland and works as a clinical exercise physiologist with respiratory patients. He played rugby, wearing extra padding in his helmet to cushion his implant, and in his first year of university realised he was able to take his own notes in class.
El Bably (below) was rejected from all but one of Egypt’s dental schools after being schooled in Bahrain (her only option for education as a child) and taking lipreading classes for 18 years. She is now practising as a dentist in Egypt, her home country.
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