SCORES of deaf children will hear for the first time after NHS chiefs announced plans to fund pioneering surgery.
Kids aged five and under who cannot use hearing aids will be fitted with implants that send signals to the auditory nerves and brain.
It is estimated that 15 children a year will be assessed for the devices which cost £60,000 each. Operations will be in London and Manchester with treatment available to kids across England.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said yesterday: “This surgery has the power to transform the futures of young children and give fresh hope to more families.”