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A deaf person cannot fulfill mitzvoth that specifically require hearing, such as Shofar.

If that person receives a cochlear implant so that he can now hear, other than, most likely saying "Hatov Vehamaitiv", is there some other appropriate blessing or prayer that he can or should say now that he is able to perform mitzvoth that he was never able to perform before?

If he does say a blessing should it be said immediately after receiving the implant as a means of appreciating the mere ability to perform the new mitzvoth, or should he say it immediately preceding or following the actual performance of the 1st "new" mitzvah?

The above is an example. You can apply the same idea to a blind person's receiving a new eye, and numerous other similar examples.

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    Why do you suspect there is any special prayer for this, beyond a possible "generic" Shehchiyanu/HaTov...? – Double AA May 10 '16 at 19:37
  • Shehecheyanu, probably. But we say Shehecheyanu when hearing the shofar anyways... – LN6595 May 10 '16 at 19:39
  • @LN6595, but the question is about saying the prayer when receiving the implant, not when hearing the shofar. – msh210 May 10 '16 at 19:40
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    @msh210 if that's the question...Baruch rofeh cholim, then. We usually leave out shem umalchus. – LN6595 May 10 '16 at 19:40
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    @LN6595, if you can support that, then I encourage you to post it as an answer. – msh210 May 10 '16 at 19:41

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