Man, 103, living in ‘a cocoon of silence’ has hearing restored

A 103-year-old man is thought to be the oldest person in the world to regain their hearing with a cochlear implant.

Leslie Hodgson, who is also registered blind, underwent the procedure at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.

The retired architect from Penrith, Cumbria, has no family and lost touch with his friends after losing his hearing 10 years ago.

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