(WFLA-TV) (WFLA) — The future of hearing is here. The breakthrough surgery to implant bionic ears is happening at Tampa General Hospital, where one Tampa native heard the voices of his family for the very first time.
D.C. Goutoufas went completely deaf at the age of four years old. For more than four decades, he’s been on a journey to hear again.
Up until now, D.C. has relied only on reading lips and has lived a rich life with a career and loving family. More recently, he has focused his journey on one special mission.
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"He wants to hear his daughter’s voice," said Katie Goutoufas, D.C.’s wife.