Baby's Precious Reaction To Sound After Trying A Hearing Aid

NewsflarePublished: December 22, 2017113,279 views
Published: December 22, 2017

A heartwarming footage has emerged of a baby opening her eyes and mouth wide as she hears her mother's voice for the first time. Her reaction is adorable!

The video, shot in South Carolina on November 1, captures Maggie's astounded reaction as her hearing aid is turned on for the first time. Watch this little girl’s reaction when she hears her mother’s voice and is left dazzled and confused by the strange stimuli in her ear. Precious moment!

Maggie was born with a birth defect called microtia and atresia, meaning she has no right ear or eardrum or ear canal, like the character in the movie/book Wonder, the main character Auggie has microtia and a craniofacial disorder like our Maggie does. Maggie is hard of hearing and uses American sign language and also goes to speech therapy once a week. Poor girl!

Microtia is a congenital deformity affecting the outer ear where the ear does not fully develop during the first trimester of pregnancy. A Microtia ear is often smaller in size, can have a peanut shaped appearance, only have a small nub or lobe present, or be completely absent at birth. Microtia can affect one ear (unilaterally) or both ears (bilaterally). Microtia occurs in every 1 out of 6,000 to 12,000 births. The right ear is more commonly affected. Microtia is often accompanied by Atresia which is the absence or closure of the external auditory ear canal. The malformation of the middle ear bones may be affected including the narrowing of the ear canal, known as canal stenosis.

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