CBS Evening News’ Chief
Medical Correspondent
Dr. Jonathan LaPook
visits with Grayson Clamp at
UNC Health Care

Wednesday,...
Grayson Clamp
is one of the first
children in the
United States to
receive an
Auditory
Brainstem
Implant as part
of an FDA...
In June 2013, Grayson
heard his father’s voice
for the first time.

The world
cheered him on.
The auditory brain
stem implant was a
delicate surgery
that required the
work of a Head &
Neck surgeon and a
Neurosurgeon....
CBS Evening
News checks in
on Grayson six
months after
receiving the
device.
Grayson’s
mom, Nicole
Clamp, sits with
him in a hearing
booth as he
listens for tone
at different
frequencies.
Holly
Teagle, audiologist
and program
director for the
Carolina Children’s
Communicative
Disorders Program,
says frequency...
CBS Evening News’
Chief Medical
Correspondent Dr.
LaPook watches
Grayson’s progress.
Dr. Buchman sits down
with Dr. LaPook to
discuss the road ahead
for Grayson.
Grayson returns to
Chapel Hill
about twice a
month for therapy
and once every
three months for
device checks and
hearing t...
Nicole Clamp and
Dina King, a cued
speech
transliterator, watch
as audiologist
Jennifer Woodard
works with
Grayson.
During this visit, the
speech processor
is programmed to
ensure that the
implanted part of
the device works
properly.
Nicole Clamp
describes how
Grayson’s surgery
has changed his
life.
It’s playtime for
Grayson and Dr.
LaPook.
Grayson is beginning
to understand that
sound is meaningful.
He is pairing sound
with visual information
and using it for
...
He is also beginning to
understand phrases
and words.
Grayson is a master at saying, “bye-bye.”

Watch the CBS News story:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57609023/littl...
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Behind the scenes with CBS Evening News

  1. 1. CBS Evening News’ Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jonathan LaPook visits with Grayson Clamp at UNC Health Care Wednesday, October 16, 2013
  2. 2. Grayson Clamp is one of the first children in the United States to receive an Auditory Brainstem Implant as part of an FDAapproved investigational device trial.
  3. 3. In June 2013, Grayson heard his father’s voice for the first time. The world cheered him on.
  4. 4. The auditory brain stem implant was a delicate surgery that required the work of a Head & Neck surgeon and a Neurosurgeon. Grayson had two of UNC’s best – Drs. Craig Buchman and Matthew Ewend.
  5. 5. CBS Evening News checks in on Grayson six months after receiving the device.
  6. 6. Grayson’s mom, Nicole Clamp, sits with him in a hearing booth as he listens for tone at different frequencies.
  7. 7. Holly Teagle, audiologist and program director for the Carolina Children’s Communicative Disorders Program, says frequency range is important for detecting and understanding speech.
  8. 8. CBS Evening News’ Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. LaPook watches Grayson’s progress.
  9. 9. Dr. Buchman sits down with Dr. LaPook to discuss the road ahead for Grayson.
  10. 10. Grayson returns to Chapel Hill about twice a month for therapy and once every three months for device checks and hearing tests.
  11. 11. Nicole Clamp and Dina King, a cued speech transliterator, watch as audiologist Jennifer Woodard works with Grayson.
  12. 12. During this visit, the speech processor is programmed to ensure that the implanted part of the device works properly.
  13. 13. Nicole Clamp describes how Grayson’s surgery has changed his life.
  14. 14. It’s playtime for Grayson and Dr. LaPook.
  15. 15. Grayson is beginning to understand that sound is meaningful. He is pairing sound with visual information and using it for communication.
  16. 16. He is also beginning to understand phrases and words.
  17. 17. Grayson is a master at saying, “bye-bye.” Watch the CBS News story: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57609023/little-graysonmakes-progress-with-auditory-implant/ See the original story of Grayson Clamp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhC_By9GMv0 You can help “Give the gift of hearing” http://givethegiftofhearing.kintera.org Images by Stephanie Mahin Post Production by Max Englund

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