WATCH: Hear‚ hear - Cape Town boy's joy as he receives ears

16 February 2017 - 22:09 By TMG Digital

Tylor Baker‚ 15‚ was born without any ears. Now‚ Groote Schuur hospital in conjunction with the Fuchs Foundation‚ have given him a second chance at a normal life.

Baker received two new ears‚ made out of silicon and shaped according to his sister's ears. He now hopes to become a professional swimmer and for people to stop staring at him.

One out of every 10 000 children are born without ears‚ a condition known as microtia.

Watch as he talks about what it was like to have ears for the first time.