This Mom Has Never Heard Her Son Speak. The Words He Says Will Break Your Heart!
Dawn found out that she had lost her hearing and speech recognition at age 30. Her doctor told her that she was not able to receive a hearing aid – meaning that she would never be able to hear again. The news was not unexpected as she had been without hearing for quite some time, but still disheartening to hear.
What changed her life was a breakthrough procedure which would give her a cochlear implant. This would restore her hearing if it was successful. The offer came from a daytime talk show called The Doctors, who approached Dawn and wanted to see if this procedure would work for her.
Dawn was nervous because she had never heard her 8 year old son’s voice. Would it sound the same as she imagined? Would she be disappointed? Would it be too different from what she remembered before the hearing loss? And the scariest thought of all: would she miss the silence?
We tend not to think about the sounds that we hear all day. Ambient noise, random traffic sounds, birds, animals, the air conditioner, and surprisingly people who have had these implants say that they didn’t know refrigerators made any noise at all. Opening a bag of chips can be frightening, and even your own footsteps might startle you.
Once Dawn had the procedure, her speech changed. Once Dawn heard her son say “I love you,” her life changed. Watch Dawn’s amazing story and be amazed for yourself!