GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A West Michigan man is taking on life with a new perspective after getting cochlear implants.
Gerid Adams, the president of the local Hearing Loss Association of America Grand Rapids chapter went most his life with limited hearing and now says he wishes he would’ve done this surgery years ago.
A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that can help people hear if they have severe or total hearing loss.
Adams ended up getting bilateral cochlear implants after wearing hearing aids for 36 years. He lost most of his hearing as a child when he was just 2 years old.