Being deaf is extremely difficult—but there are technological solutions that allow some people to regain at least some of their hearing. Now, you can listen to what it's like to hear through a cochlear implant.

In this video Michael Dorman, a professor of Speech and Hearing Science, gives us a chance to listen to how things sound to wearers of cochlear implants—and actually, it's incredibly impressive. But that doesn't mean researchers are resting on their laurels: he goes on to explain how they can—and will—improve the technology. It's pretty amazing stuff. [YouTube]