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Byline: Robyn Suriano
Dec. 12--Shhh! John Litsinger can hear today without all the shouting.
After hearing loss started muffling his world in 1996, the Clermont man relied on two hearing aids and his wife's occasional yelling to tune in. But no more.
Litsinger, 67, heard his first sounds Tuesday using a high-tech device implanted behind his eardrum. It works by stimulating the tiny bones of the middle ear, mimicking the natural movement of sound waves. Doctors say the device brings higher quality sound without the drawbacks of a traditional hearing aid.
Within moments of having the device activated, Litsinger agreed with them.
"There's a world of difference," said Litsinger, a retired business owner from Maryland. "I can tell you already the clarity is much better."