Emotional Journey: Sweet Video Shows First Time Hearing with Cochlear Implants

Riley Sundew

Updated Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

In a sweet video that has captured the attention of the internet, a young individual can be seen experiencing the joy of hearing for the very first time with the help of cochlear implants. The heart-touching video, which has been widely shared and commented on, showcases the transformative power of modern medical technology.

The video begins with the individual counting aloud, "One, two, three. One, two, three." As they continue to explore their newfound sense of sound, their face lights up with pure delight. The emotional rollercoaster unfolds as they express their excitement and ask questions about the new sounds they are hearing.

The comments section of the video overflowed with love and support. One user expressed, "These videos always get me. I'm just so happy for them!" Another user shared a personal connection, saying, "My wife is an SLP that specialized in working with cochlear implant patients. Now she teaches the next gen of SLPs - The onions are real!" The outpouring of positive reactions demonstrates the impact these videos have on people's lives.

As the individual in the video continues to navigate their newfound sense of hearing, they ask, "Does it sound weird?" The genuine curiosity and vulnerability shown in this moment resonated with viewers. One commenter humorously responded, "\"Does it sound weird?\" ...\"How the f*** would I know?\"" The comment serves as a reminder that the experience of hearing for the first time can be overwhelming and unfamiliar.

The video struck an emotional chord with many, evoking tears and empathy. A user shared their personal experience, saying, "I cried after my surgery because this didn't happen. Kinda s*****. But I have an MRI card now." The raw honesty in comments like this highlights the complexity of the journey for individuals with hearing impairments.

Beyond the emotional impact, the video sparked thought-provoking questions and discussions. One user pondered, "Would a deaf person hearing for the first time understand the spoken language that they sign in? I’m a few whiskeys in and I can’t wrap my head around it." This question delves into the intricacies of language acquisition and the unique challenges faced by those with cochlear implants.

The sweet video serves as a reminder of the profound impact that advancements in medical science can have on individuals' lives. Cochlear implants, once controversial, have now become a beacon of hope for many. It's a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of technology to bridge gaps and transform lives.

In a world often filled with negativity, this video has brought a ray of sunshine to countless viewers. It serves as a reminder to cherish the small moments and appreciate the wonders of modern science. As one commenter expressed, "I so needed this today, Imgur. Thank you."

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Top Comments from Imgur

brendino87

These videos always get me. I'm just so happy for them!

flemkin

My wife is an SLP that specialized in working with cochlear implant patients. Now she teaches the next gen of SLPs - The onions are real!

somerandomhooman

Tissues?! Give that kid a hug! She needs a good cry release!

Kegstandswithafist

G******* that's wholesome. I guess I'm not dead inside after all.

ChaoticAtmosphere

Her t-shirt: "Leave footprints of love and kindness, wherever you go" <3

TankTrain

"Does it sound weird?" ..."How the f*** would I know?"

RenaissanceFaireMan

You want to see some real tears? Read her Organic Chemistry: Structure and Function by Vollhardt K, Peter C and Schore, Neil E (2014).

noizes

I cried after my surgery because this didn't happen. Kinda s*****. But I have an MRI card now.

Bonesy84

I can’t imagine how jarring a new sense would be

everspaceman

I love it when people get things like this done! This and those Enchroma glasses for colour blind people. You cam see what effect the profound changes have on people. It's also like the change that astronauts get when they look down at earth. They all wonder at why we've got borders when we're one humanity.

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