Tulsa 7 Year Old Meets People Who Helped Her Hear

Monday, March 30th 2015, 11:53 pm
By: News On 6

A young Tulsa girl got to meet the people who gave her the gift of hearing.

Jayde Scholl, 7, and her family had the opportunity to sit down with the Med-El engineers in Innsbruck, Austria last week who made Jayde's cochlear implants.

Those implants have to be hand made to precisely fit the wearer.

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And they are tough too, surviving in the rubble of Moore's hospital after the 2013 EF-5 tornado.

Since receiving the implants Jayde's mother, Dr. Jacque Scholl, says it has changed their lives.

"Once she got the implants, and we started working on the listening skills - her language now, I can actually understand what she wants, which I couldn't before," she said.

Jayde had been found as a baby, deaf and abandoned, in a Chinese city square before her family adopted her.