Cochlear Implant - Emotional videos of deaf people hear sound for the first time
Cochlear implants are medical marvels that help those whose inner ear is damaged beyond repair. They give a very dramatic improvement in quality of life to those deaf people who are eligible to it, meaning their inner ear is damaged but auditory cortex is unaffected.
Here are some videos :
Mother hears 8-year old son's voice for the first time
Hearing mom's voice for the first time!
Amy hears sound for the first time @ 26 years old
Takes a few minutes but worth the experience. Our niece has been deaf since she was born. She has never heard the sound of her parents voice or her 6 year old son, Blake. Every day for the next several months she will learn how sound works and where it comes from.
Update: thank you to everyone that appreciates and feels what a beautiful time this was and continues to be for Amy and our families. She is continuing her hard work of speech and sound therapy to distinguish what sound is. Her pronunciation has improved vastly and she can hear words and especially music! Naturally, after a lifetime of lip reading and signing, it is still necessary for her to rely on that skill to have conversation in a group. Every day is new and sometimes an exhausting experience. She loves the challenge to improve yet more and she is a joy to be around. By the way, Amy has a high school diploma and college degree! This girl never let anything get in her way to be her best!
When You See This 7 Year-Old Hear His Mommy for the First Time, You'll Cry!
Jenri Rivera was born deaf, but this 7 year-old received a miracle he never expected. This Guatemalan boy was given the gift of hearing - see what happens when he hears his mommy for the first time. You may need some tissues!