Ellen talks with a woman who was able to hear for the first time only a week ago. And Ellen has an amazing surprise for her!

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Johann Mitchell
27 days ago

This sounds like an interesting story from what I can READ. But I can't really hear what's being said because I have serious hearing problems.

Could you include something written so that other deaf people can figure out what's going on in this story?

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deaf258
28 days ago

Okay, time to take a razor to the wrists. This stigmatizes the Deaf population who are okay with using American Sign Language and being Deaf. Let's glorify the white hearing privileged implants and shame those who cannot hear. *sarcasm*

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Stanley G Lewis
29 days ago

So she really is "Ellen The Generous"! (;-)

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stephanie
290 days ago

I really liked this story, it's inspiring to me that she can hear after all this time. I know how it is personally, i'm hearing impaired myself and I know what it's like and how it is not to hear everything that way that everyone else can. I don't have hearing aids, I can hear, but not 100%. When I was younger I was offered to get hearing aids but since I was young, I was kind of nervous about it so I turned down the offer, and now years later I wish I hadn't done that. I can't hear well when it comes to music, like bass and beats and I do have a little bit of speech impediment, I cant hear the differences in the "TH's" and "S's" so when I younger I never really spoke to...pretty much anyone at my school because I didnt want to be made fun of for speaking improper because they didnt know about my hearing problems, I just didnt think anyone would understand. Hearing this story has really got me thinking that I should be grateful who I am and that know that everyone's different in their own way.

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