Sammie Hicks spent a decade without hearing. This brave young lady looked forward to the beautiful moment when her cochlear implants were activated for the first time.
Ten-year-old Sammie Hicks has been deaf for most of her life, due to a genetic mutation that affects the development of her ears. This brave young lady has continued to lead a normal life, learning to read lips to communicate with others. But recently she learned that her insurance company would cover the costly procedure so she could get a cochlear implant. Sammie kept a video diary throughout the entire experience so that she could inspire other kids in her situation. In this, latest video, we get to see Sammie’s implant get activated. Notice how she jumps at first and then the emotions of this new experience overwhelm her.
Also watch this cute video of a baby hearing his mother for the first time.
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