The Cochlear implant is a device that is surgically implanted into the ear to allow some degree of hearing in the hard of hearing and profoundly deaf. It’s been in development for years, but recently they’ve made it more and more financially accessible to the public. You can find videos of deaf people hearing for the first time all over YouTube, but few are as touching as this one. Watch her face as this three year old girl hears her mother’s voice for the first time.

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