Nor did you nothing hear?

I was listening to a podcast about early childhood education and part of it discussed what happens when babies get cochlear implants. They hear for the first time but not right away. For a little while, it’s just noise. It takes a while for them to sort out one noise from another. Because we don’t hear with the ear, with the technology – we hear with the brain. So the nothing that babies hear at the beginning means that their brains don’t know how to listen at first. They don’t know how to go from nothing to a whole lot of something.

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