Sunday, May 4, 2008

Boy avoids stares with fake ears

A boy born with no ears has had his hearing and appearance restored with the help of several operations and a set of artificial ears. South Yorkshire schoolboy Joshua Bull was born with small misshapen flaps of skin for ears and blocked ear canals.
Implants in his skull enabled him to hear but doctors also fitted him with realistic plastic ears so he could avoid people staring in the street. Around one in 7,000 children are born without at least one ear.

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