According to Healthy Hearing, two out of every 1000 children are born with hearing loss. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) lists various reasons for children being born with hearing impairments, including premature birth, low birth weight, birth-related injuries, infections like rubella and herpes simplex, maternal diabetes, and genetic factors, among others. Currently, the most successful and effective method for treating hearing loss in infants is through the use of cochlear implants.
In today’s digital age, numerous videos on the internet showcase the emotional and powerful moments when children hear their parents’ voices for the first time. Similar to these heartwarming stories, Paul Addison shared a video depicting his daughter’s reaction when her hearing aid was activated one morning, and the video quickly went viral on Twitter. According to CNN, Addison posted the video on Twitter to share the joy his family experiences “when our daughter’s new hearing aids are turned on in the morning.”
Georgina, his daughter, was diagnosed with severe deafness shortly after birth, and the doctor recommended hearing aids as a beneficial solution. CNN reported that Georgina was overjoyed when she heard her parents’ voices for the first time. “It was a relief, and we quickly realized that the hearing aids were working effectively,” Addison remarked. “We felt a genuine sense of optimism that things could improve.” His video prompted thousands of individuals to share their own experiences as well