• Question: will there ever be an invention to make deaf people hear?

    Asked by pegasaus to Tim, Steve, Sarah, Peter, Paul, Danielle on 14 Jan 2015.
    • Photo: Tim Stephens

      Tim Stephens answered on 14 Jan 2015:

      There already is. There’s something called a cochlear implant which is a coil that’s implanted into a deaf person’s inner ear. Then you attach another coil and some electronics to the outside of their head and it broadcasts the sounds into the implant so that they can hear. Amazing stuff.