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Awww Of The Year!: Boy Hears For First Time

Hits: 9714 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Science | Added by: lostinkorea
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emmettyville
Female, 40-49, Australia
 4274 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 8:46:48 PM
yeah, he can hear, but he wouldn't understand a word they were saying. having not learned to talk.

jinxjinx34
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 175 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 3:09:15 PM
Made me tear up a little.

lostinkorea
Female, 30-39, Europe
 3631 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:38:10 AM
I absolutely love this video too! So pure.

AvatarJohn
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 1017 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:34:37 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!

photomstr
Male, 50-59, Canada
 767 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:10:49 AM
it was faked, they coached the kid, he wern't deaf in da first place . . . ya, shopped . . .

Shinymetal
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 168 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 2:25:34 AM
Awww. That is all.

casidhe
Female, 40-49, Australia
 62 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 1:39:31 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.




Mister_C
Male, 18-29, Europe
 664 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 1:35:11 AM
@pigsnout - because they can't hear themselves speaking.

pigsnout5
Female, 18-29, Western US
 548 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:32:07 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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14806 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 8:53:19 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.

vandyleeann
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 10 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 8:07:47 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.

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 6:05:10 PM
Boy spuddington - can't wait to see what you have in store for us from here.

bridog6996
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 570 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 5:49:41 PM
definitely fake

piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3892 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:45:57 PM
Pls let this boy listen some beethoven instead of this ladies.

spuddington
Male, 18-29, Europe
 121 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:00:24 PM
sweet, my 100th comment, which is irrelevant to this gay ass video

Baelzar
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1402 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:29:05 PM
Right after the camera shuts off, the kid begs to have the implant removed.

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:22:49 PM
faker

Buiadh
Male, 30-39, Europe
 6653 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:03:37 PM
Little darling. :)

bentley22
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 245 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:01:57 PM
Adorable? Yes... sadly, the first poo he hears is these pointless women. Seems it could be more momentous... sing a song or something.

swoop408
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1768 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:27:08 PM
This is adorable.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 6003 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:17:41 PM
That made me smile....

Apexs
Male, 30-39, Western US
 349 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:17:23 PM
very cool

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:10:20 PM

Awww, I think my heart just grew 3 sizes.

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:36:13 PM
What a cutie. :)

lostinkorea
Female, 30-39, Europe
 3631 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:13:42 PM
Link: Awww Of The Year!: Boy Hears For First Time [Rate Link] - Okay I-A-B, last time you thought the lady was faking. Do you think he's faking too?


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