8-Month Baby Hears for First Time

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Baby Jonathan was deaf from birth, but received a cochlear implant at 8 months. The way his expression changes when the device is turned on and he hears his mother's voice for the first time is pretty amazing. His father videotaped the moment.

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From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Marilyn Terrell.

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This child's life improved exponentially the moment that switch was turned on. Oh what beautiful things science and medicine can bring.
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"What baffles me, how we would know what the baby is hearing it? We have no way to know if the baby with cochlear implant is hearing the same way as other people do?"

Does it really matter? Isn't it simply wonderful enough that the baby experienced something that made him smile?
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@ Lea
"Number23, why can't you just be happy for them?"

I heard an unusual expression many years ago in the navy. It's really fitting for #23 and those of his ilk.
'He'd bitch if he was hit in the nuts with a gold hammer.'

Very little in the world is ever perfect. But to take away some simple joys that others have is truly sad.
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She does have a cochlear implant, by the way. I realized after I posted that how poorly written it was...I was just happy cuz of the video.
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