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WATCH: 26-year-old woman hears sound for the first time

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AMY, 26, HAD been deaf since birth. She had never heard any sound – not her six-year-old son’s voice, nor those of her parents.

This was the moment her cochlear implant was activated and she heard sounds for the first time.

It begins around the 30-second mark. You may find somebody begins chopping onions shortly thereafter.

Amy’s aunt Catherine writes:

[Amy] is continuing her hard work of speech and sound therapy to distinguish what sound is. Her pronunciation has improved vastly and she can hear words and especially music! [...] Every day is new and sometimes an exhausting experience.

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