Tulsa 7 Year Old Headed To Austria To Meet Cochlear Implant Makers


Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 7:07 pm
By: News On 6


A Green Country family is making a special trip to Austria to meet the makers of their 7-year-old daughter's cochlear implants.

Jayde was left abandoned and deaf in a Chinese town when she was just 8 months old.

The Scholl family adopted her in 2012.

Cochlear implants now allow her to hear.

3/5/2013 Related Story: Tulsa Girl Introduced To World Of Sound With Cochlear Implant

Each one has a serial number which allowed the family to find the person who made the implants.

"I'm really excited for her to actually see - and the family - what amazing technology she actually has, because it is nothing short of a miracle," Audiologist and mother, Jacque Scholl.

A day before Jayde was scheduled for surgery in May 2013, an E-F 5 tornado destroyed the Moore hospital where the surgery would've take place.

The implants were found in the rubble in perfect condition.

Doctors performed the surgery later that week.