Children take such delight from the sounds that they hear, it is hard to imagine how tough it must be for those children who cannot hear.
Little One Hears Sound For First Time
This three year old had lived in a world of silence until technology allowed her to hear for the first time.
Mommy and Daddy’s Voice
As she sat playing in her jumper she would occasionally touch the top of her head. Then Mom and Dad called her name and as she turned to Mommy she began to cry.
Dad Unsure As What Was Happening
Dad wasn’t sure why the little one was crying.
Something New and Exciting
This was a new experience for the toddler so it was frightening her.
The Miracle of Hearing
Every child that hears for the first time reacts in a different way. Some are frightened and others get super excited.
Cooper Knows What Is HappeningSource: YouTube Screenshot
As Cooper hears sound for the first time he is not frightened but very surprised. He knows that the sound he is hearing is in his ears.
Dancing For JoySource: YouTube Screenshot
This little guy doesn’t take long to start enjoying music as he begins to dance to it.
Baby’s First Sounds
Now many times hearing problems can be corrected in babies and they don’t have to wait till they are toddlers. This little guy is hearing for the first time and after the initial shock finds it most appealing.
Mom Hears Her Child’s Voice For First Time
There are many that go through their entire lives without hearing. This young Mom fell into that category until cochlear implants allowed her to hear her son’s voice for the first time.
Hearing Then Losing It
There are those who were able to hear then for different reasons lost this wonderful gift. There doesn’t seem to be an age limit for some who can benefit from Cochlear implants. This 99 year-old-woman had her hearing restored.
The Wonders of Science
There is so much exciting technology that is available today in the medical world. One that fits into this category is cochlear implants. It allows many who have not been able to hear before hear their first sounds.
The Gift of Sound
The outer ear collects sound waves which causes vibrations in the eardrum and middle earSource: YouTube Screenshot
This stimulates fluid and tiny hairs that send electrical signals to the brain
After the age of forty hearing begins to diminish
Cochlear implants can bypass the damageSource: YouTube Screenshot
One part gets implanted by a surgeon. The other part is external and is a small electronic device
Not everyone is a candidate for Cochlear Implants
Zach had severe hearing difficulties from the time he was born. He faces many struggles but one of his biggest ones was night terrors.
Echo becomes Zach’s Ears
Within a day of Echo becoming part of Zach’s family Zach came to the conclusion he didn’t need any other assistance to help him with his hearing. He totally relies on Echo who is a trained hearing dog.
When it comes to medical technology there is a lot to be thankful. For those with no hearing problems there is much to be grateful for.
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