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10-month old hears after doctors implant Cochlear device

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A family from Tallulah, Louisiana received an early Christmas present after their 10- month old son underwent a Cochlear ear implant surgery.

The Collins family tried using hearing aids, but realized over time their son was still not able to hear.

Their child, Courtland, received the Cochlear ear device several weeks ago, and now his family took him back to doctor to test his hearing.

"It's been a very quick, but bitter sweet year and it's just a great way to end the year," said Court land's mother, Kendra Collins.

 Courtland's mother says the hardest part was knowing her son would never be able to hear her say "I love you."

"Cause we immediately went to he'll never hear us say I love you. He'll never hear my voice," Collins said.

Meanwhile, the family says they put a lot of faith into their doctors to implant this device into their son.

"Dr. Carron said if all that's wrong with him is that he's deaf, he said he can put the implants in, and he said I'll make him hear," said Courtland's father, Dave Collins.

Doctors say the small device has been around for over 30 years, but it's mostly been widespread among children over the past 15 years.

Courtland will be attending  the Magnolia Speech School in Jackson that helps children that are hearing impaired or have language disorders.    

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