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Stereo sound

A growing number of deaf people are getting a second cochlear implant to improve hearing, but insurers say the long-term benefits are unclear

By Scott Allen
Globe Staff / June 12, 2006

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NEWTON -- Caroline Bass' first ``new ear" was a miracle. A child who was born completely deaf could suddenly hear dinner table conversation, the neighbor's dog, and SpongeBob Squarepants on TV, all thanks to the cochlear implant surgically placed inside her right ear when she was 18 months old. (Full article: 1241 words)

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