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Date: 05/29/10 10:00 AM

60 Responses to An 8 Month Old Hears for the First Time

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 10:01 am
    Link: An 8 Month Old Hears for the First Time - Aww of the day?
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    rissarose Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 10:02 am
    Definitely aww of the day. What a beautiful video. :]
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 10:04 am
    My wife and I missed out on that as the stupid drating state said our son was autistic and had perfect hearing. We bugged them until he was 3 before they allowed a re-test and found he was *gasp* actually deaf.

    But it was fun watching him hear for the first time at 3 too. :)
  4. Profile photo of Will_Ashi
    Will_Ashi Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 10:11 am
    That was awesome. Seriously, bout made me cry :P. Damn kids get my emotions running..
  5. Profile photo of Igmo
    Igmo Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 10:12 am
    Awwwwwww :3
  6. Profile photo of The_Garuness
    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 10:59 am
    Technology does it again :)
  7. Profile photo of penguinazul
    penguinazul Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 11:10 am
    That was the cutest baby ever. I WANT IT. (not really.)
  8. Profile photo of unlk
    unlk Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 11:52 am
    babies are awesome!
  9. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    That was kewl. :-)
  10. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    It`s not restored hearing. It`s buzzes and electrical noises, that occur when sounds are made. What the patient hears is nothing like what we hear and is often very startling and disturbing.
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    scotchbot Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    naawwwwww that was lovely
  12. Profile photo of KittenCereal
    KittenCereal Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    That was pretty moving. :)
  13. Profile photo of Andiex
    Andiex Female 13-17
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    May 29, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    Zerocyde, you can still get your son an implant, but it might not be as effective as if you implanted him when he was younger.
  14. Profile photo of bigbangbilly
    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
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    May 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    nice
  15. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    So touching, it made my eyes sting a little ;-)
  16. Profile photo of rifter
    rifter Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    My wife teaches deaf and hard-of-hearing students, so I hear about stuff like this every day. It`s pretty cool stuff.
    Click for an approximation of what
    CIs sound like.
  17. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    Very sweet!
  18. Profile photo of jwcgator
    jwcgator Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    @patchouly It`s only startling because we`re used to hearing so clearly. To someone who has never heard before, it is a brand new thing and thus the noises do not have the same connotation.
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    kimkio Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    awww he`s so cute
  20. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm
    I was deaf until 3 yrs of age. Its more of a shock than anything at first, you are so used to people moving their mouths, watching tv, etc that you never even suspect there is a part of it everyone else gets that you don`t.
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    Dreamstarr77 Female 30-39
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    May 29, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    That was so awesome , just the realisation in the baby`s eyes was enough to melt my heart .
  22. Profile photo of atomic_sugar
    atomic_sugar Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    that`s precious
  23. Profile photo of MrsPoods
    MrsPoods Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    Wow. Magical. So sweet.
  24. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    Aww, that`s really sweet. I hope he adjusts to it quickly. Must be kind of an amazing experience, although probably a little frightening too.
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    trailleadr Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2010 at 9:35 pm
    Awww, that`s awesome.

    Baby: Wha...what?! Holy crap, mom actually makes noise! COOL!
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    haveheart Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    thats so beautiful
  27. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2010 at 10:55 pm
    That warmed my heart. Go science!
  28. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 29, 2010 at 11:06 pm
    What`s really messed up is that there are deaf people who want this to be banned. They think parents should accept that their children are deaf and help them become part of the so-called "deaf community." These are the same people who demand that deaf children be assigned a full-time aide at taxpayers` expense to follow them around and sign for them.

    This kid has a much better chance to succeed on his own now. But I suppose the "deaf community" (deaf liberals) will be lamenting the loss of another parasite on society.
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    Kadinsky Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 11:26 pm
    OldOllie:"This kid has a much better chance to succeed on his own now. But I suppose the "deaf community" (deaf liberals) will be lamenting the loss of another parasite on society. "

    I wish you were deaf. I mean this. At my work, one of the IT-guys is deaf; and everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY, knows (even just a little) signing language. He`s the funniest guy I`ve ever seen in a while; and he`s one of the best IT-guys at our work.

    So what the hell are you saying that deaf people are parasites. You`re no better than a Nazi. Seriously, I hope your kid gets born deaf. Maybe then you`ll learn a thing or two about the deaf community.

    Retard.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 11:30 pm
    Awww hes so sweet! Its amazing that the noises didnt scare him.
  31. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 11:59 pm
    That is a beautiful thing.
  32. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2010 at 12:06 am
    Old Ollie can speak for himself, but after reading your post Kadinsky I was expecting something truly horrible - not so.

    Apparently you stopped at the words "liberal", "deaf" and phrase "much better chance to succeed now."

    I haven`t any research made into the reality of his claim, but if true, it`s no better than certain religious parents` election to forgo cancer treatment for their children who they believe are being miserably (and thanks to them, irretrievably) integrated into the Plan of God. I`m sure you wouldn`t hesitate to lambast any group which advocated such a practice as `religious fundamentalists` or even worse, Nazis themselves (passive euthanasia) but Ollie can`t point out a similar phenomenon from the other side of the spectrum (with his own choice of phraseology, mind you).

    Chillax dude.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2010 at 12:47 am
    This kid has a much better chance to succeed on his own now. But I suppose the "deaf community" (deaf liberals) will be lamenting the loss of another parasite on society.
    Troll.

    Ollie, WTF are you even talking about? Liberals? It`s a kid who was deaf who is no longer deaf. Now he can hear. Whence into this enters politics? I call bullsh*t.

    Lionhart "I was deaf until 3 yrs of age."

    Sorry about your hearing. Now, lemme ask you, at what age are you going to stop talking sh*t? Meant with love. No homo, you Tassie bastard.
  34. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2010 at 1:50 am
    Suicism: There`s a difference between being radical-catholic and deaf. You don`t decide to become deaf. So it`s not logical deaf people would make a `maffia`, as OldOllie makes it sound like. Even IF it has some kind of truth to it; it`s incredibly harsh to say that the deaf community is basically a mob of people who think their deafness is something they can profit from.
    I think that one cannot compare a physical "defect" (sorry for the harsh use of words)which one is born with, or befalls him under miserable circumstances; with the choice of religion. It doesn`t make sense.

    But whatever, I`ve already given up on some people on this godforsaken planet.
  35. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2010 at 2:21 am
    > davymid
    > at what age are you going to stop talking sh*t?

    Funny thing that. Every birthday, I tell myself: "This is the one. No more talking sh*t from now on." But then I get on IAB, and somehow all the willpower just evaporates...
  36. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    May 30, 2010 at 2:53 am
    Oh my, that has to be the best post on IAB. Did you see how he drop his pacifier?? hahaha EXCELLENT
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    panzerlancer Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2010 at 4:07 am
    PURE GOLD!!!
  38. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
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    May 30, 2010 at 5:04 am
    Bless his little heart
  39. Profile photo of Oscola
    Oscola Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2010 at 5:29 am
    Awww, that was really cute. Hard to imagine what it would be like. I guess like eating crackers for 5 years then getting a nice big steak dinner.
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    lunaticlover Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2010 at 7:03 am
    That is so sweet. :) I`m glad he can hear now.
  41. Profile photo of KingKrusha
    KingKrusha Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2010 at 8:19 am
    This video just got rid of the world`s worst hangover
  42. Profile photo of Berenice
    Berenice Female 13-17
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    May 30, 2010 at 8:43 am
    I think if you ate crackers for five years then ate steak, you`d puke.
  43. Profile photo of _kiersten_
    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2010 at 11:57 am
    That is so freakin adorable. I`m happy the baby can hear now :3
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    wednesday_52 Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    Oh my goodness! I got goosebumps all over. Incredible. We take so many things in life for granted.
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    Kshine Female 13-17
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    May 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    That made me smile :D
  46. Profile photo of Zuki
    Zuki Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    This is the best video ever. Made me feel all warm and gooey inside. :D
  47. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    May 30, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    at first I was like meh other`s people`s kids, but I gave it a shot and that was very touching, what a great smile he had too
  48. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 30, 2010 at 11:25 pm
    davymid Ollie, WTF are you even talking about?
    This: http://tinyurl.com/396k5fu File it under the general heading of "special-interest victims` group." Can you name one of those that ISN`T liberal?
  49. Profile photo of han5nah
    han5nah Female 13-17
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    May 30, 2010 at 11:29 pm
    this. this just made me happy. i visited my boyfriends brothers grave today. he had cerebral palsy... he was 7. i wish he could have heard... or seen... -_-
  50. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 3:24 am
    Thanks for warding-off Kadinsky for me Ollie - apparently he confused my metaphor between such groups as they relate to victims of deafness, and advocates for religiously justified non-treatment of cancer patients with the CHILDREN themselves. I was hoping you knew what you were talking about.
  51. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2010 at 4:32 am
    Heart warming. Thanks IAB.
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    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 9:29 am
    Awww
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 10:06 am
    Umm, that`s too cute. I need to see some body piercings of emos after that.
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    davidb305 Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    awesome, thats was amazing!!
  55. Profile photo of Uncertainty
    Uncertainty Female 18-29
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    June 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    It`s nice to see something that gives warm fuzzies and faith in humanity on the internets...for once.
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    necrobitch Female 18-29
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    June 1, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    he is absolutly beautiful awwww
  57. Profile photo of reddye
    reddye Male 13-17
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    June 2, 2010 at 12:45 am
    that`s awesome!
  58. Profile photo of Porkchop275
    Porkchop275 Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    the baby hearing for the first time doesnt make up for how ugly it is
  59. Profile photo of gchimmel
    gchimmel Female 18-29
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    June 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    You`d think that the mother would have something to say other than `Hi Jonathan!`
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 3:02 am
    Thats so awesome

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