9. Chris from "I'm Deaf"
Air date: July 13, 2003
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A typical high school student who loves to skate, Chris is a sixteen-year-old kid who was born deaf. He's never heard the sound of the music his friends blast, nor the whisper of his mother's voice.
To finally experience the joys of hearing, he undergoes a surgery for a cochlear implant. It turns out to be a success, much to the overwhelming excitement of his family and friends. His challenge then becomes learning to recognize the sounds around him, including the voices of the people he loves. Not the worst problem to have.