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Date: 05/30/12 01:00 PM

25 Responses to Awww Of The Year!: Boy Hears For First Time

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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    May 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    Link: Awww Of The Year!: Boy Hears For First Time - Okay I-A-B, last time you thought the lady was faking. Do you think he`s faking too?
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    May 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    What a cutie. :)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Awww, I think my heart just grew 3 sizes.
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    Apexs Male 30-39
    355 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    very cool
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7245 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    That made me smile....
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1755 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    This is adorable.
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    bentley22 Male 30-39
    244 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    Adorable? Yes... sadly, the first poo he hears is these pointless women. Seems it could be more momentous... sing a song or something.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6740 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    Little darling. :)
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2012 at 2:22 pm
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    Right after the camera shuts off, the kid begs to have the implant removed.
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    spuddington Male 18-29
    128 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    sweet, my 100th comment, which is irrelevant to this gay ass video
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4878 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    Pls let this boy listen some beethoven instead of this ladies.
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm
    definitely fake
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    Boy spuddington - can`t wait to see what you have in store for us from here.
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    vandyleeann Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    I am a teacher of young children, most with hearing loss, and while this is adorable there are several things that don`t sit right from a professional perspective. 1-most cochlear implants are put in the right side, bc the hearing interpretation part of the brain is on the left side. 2-most kids that will get a cochlear implant get them around a year old. He is at least 3 or 4. 3-kids that just had their implant turned on may hear sounds but not be able to tell what they are, and really have issues with localizing to sound. Just my observations :) and @baelzar with these, all they have to do is remove the magnet, like how it falls off in the beginning, and they are unable to hear again.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15845 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 8:53 pm
    That was pretty cool. I would think, though, that one of the first things I would do would be to give the kid something to bang on like a drum so he could start understand the relationship between sound and action the physical world.
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    pigsnout5 Female 18-29
    546 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 12:32 am
    so i never saw the last one but i looked it up on youtube and my question is why do most deaf people have a lisp? kinda weird.
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    Mister_C Male 18-29
    663 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:35 am
    @pigsnout - because they can`t hear themselves speaking.
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    casidhe Female 40-49
    62 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:39 am
    Vandyleeann data suggest that the most optimal period for central auditory development is during the first 3.5 years of life. There is some variability but deaf children implanted before the age of 5 also do very well. With time and rehabilitation, they develop very good speech understanding as well as speech production skills. The majority of these children are able to attend mainstream schools. Children who are implanted before the age of 2 seem to do even better than those implanted between 2 and 5 years old so this child has every chance. It does not matter which side the cochlear implant is placed. No matter which side the stimuli is received on, language is processed on the left side of the brain. At least it is for 97% of the population. The other 3% have either abnormalities from birth, or have suffered an injury that has made the language processing centers non-functional.

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    Shinymetal Male 18-29
    171 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 2:25 am
    Awww. That is all.
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    photomstr Male 50-59
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    May 31, 2012 at 11:10 am
    it was faked, they coached the kid, he wern`t deaf in da first place . . . ya, shopped . . .
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 11:34 am
    Amazing. We live in an age of miracles.

    But of course, the big evil corporation that created the cochlear implant should be shunned and derided and demonized just like big evil drug companies that cure Cancer and AIDS, so we can justify Obamacare!
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 11:38 am
    I absolutely love this video too! So pure.
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    jinxjinx34 Male 30-39
    183 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    Made me tear up a little.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4340 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    yeah, he can hear, but he wouldn`t understand a word they were saying. having not learned to talk.

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