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Baby gets first hearing aids, hears parents' voices for first time

Hearing his parents’ voices for the first time led to an amazing moment for a 7-week-old baby.

As he’s fitted with hearing aids for the first time, baby Lachlan’s face says it all. Captured in a YouTube video, Lachlan squeals from the initial discomfort and shock — but then he hears his parents’ voices. His eyes widen, and a smile begins to grow across his tiny face.

“His reaction when they were turned on was truly amazing,” his dad, Toby Lever, wrote on YouTube. “We cried from happiness.”

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Lachlan was diagnosed with moderate to severe hearing loss early in life, Lever wrote. Now 2 years old, he’s doing remarkably well, according to dad.

The video, uploaded on Aug. 31, has since racked up over 1.6 million views.


Tags: babies , hearing aids , parents

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