Saturday 4 April, 2020

WATCH: Baby emotional as she hears mother's voice for first time

Nothing tugs on your heartstrings like a miracle story and a video of a two-month-old baby hearing her mother's voice for the first time will certainly get you all up in those feels. 

Baby Charlotte was born deaf on August 2 with what has been diagnosed as bilateral profound congenital hearing loss.

Writing on her Instagram account, Christy Keane, the stay at home mother of Charlotte, said at the time it felt strange.

"It still feels strange to say out loud- our daughter is deaf. To be honest, it still doesn't fully seem real. Like what? How can this sweet, perfect baby not hear me? She never heard me tell her how much I prayed for her when she was in my belly, she never heard me welcome her into the world, she's never heard me sing her to sleep-and the hardest to handle- she's never heard me say "I love you". Sometimes I worry the darkness and silence must feel overwhelmingly lonely and scary for her at night. I pray my touch and presence is enough to reassure her throughout the day. There are still heartbreaking truths in our otherwise hopeful situation- but I choose not to dwell on that too much. When this sweet child locks her eyes on mine, I just know she feels our love for her, our protection, and our hopes," she wrote. 

The Keanes dreams for their second child to hear their voices came true when she received her hearing aids and the response to her mother's voice was indeed a revelation for the infant who at first smiled then looked like she was wrestling with a lot of emotion.

"CHARLY HEARS FOR THE FIRST TIME AND HEARS ME SAY I LOVE YOU FOR THE FIRST TIME!!! (Watch til the end)And she's holding back happy tears and emotional as her mama. 😭😭😭 We had our miracle moment that I have been praying for when Char got her hearing aids today. We didn't think she would hear anything so this was more incredible than I can put into words. Her journey to implants and language development is off to an amazing start!," her mother posted.

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