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Deaf Drummer Earns Spot In U. Arkansas Corps

Mike Lawson • News • June 20, 2012

Fox News reports that University of Arkansas student Mitchell Moore won a spot on the school’s Razorback Marching Band, despite requiring cochlear implants to sense any sound at all. Fox News reports that University of Arkansas student Mitchell Moore won a spot on the school’s Razorback Marching Band, despite requiring cochlear implants to sense any sound at all.  Moore, born deaf in the right ear with minimal hearing in the left, began playing drums when he was three but had lost all hearing by the time he was eight.  In addition to the implants, Moore has also worked for years at learning to sense beats and sounds through the drum shells he held.  Moore also plans to study Bio-Medical Engineering in hopes of advancing technology for people with disabilities.

Read more at MyFoxAtlanta [http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/18680251/deaf-drummer].

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