Emotional Moment When Man Hears For The First Time In 30 Years

Caters_NewsPublished: January 2, 2018Updated: January 3, 201836,876 views
Published: January 2, 2018Updated: January 3, 2018

A heartwarming footage has emerged witnessing the emotional moment when a man hears for the very first time in thirty years. Joey Augusta from Austin, Texas, USA was diagnosed with spinal meningitis when he was only 14-months-old and his condition affected his ability to hear, leaving him with only 50% hearing in his right ear.

On March 21, 2012 he received an ear implant for his hearing loss and only 30 minutes later the 31-year-old was overcome with emotion as he realised that he can tell the difference between different people’s voices for the first time.

Watch as the audiologist reads out the names of colours and Joey repeats the sound. The young man cannot contain his excitement and breaks down in tears. Thanks to this implant, Joey, is finally able to hear things he had never experienced before. Even little things like leaves blowing in the wind, a clock ticking, birds chirping, etc. and he is amazed by each one of them!

Finally, he won’t have to rely on lip reading as much and can enjoy the beauty of sounds. It is the simple things in life that make life worth living. We sometimes forget and don’t appreciate our abilities, such as hearing and sight. People who are deprived from them, are most definitely amazed when they finally experience them!

Imagine not being able to hear since you were a baby, and suddenly experiencing the power of hearing for the very first time after 30 years. Joey’s family is in the room when the moment of truth happens and they will remember this priceless moment for the rest of their lives.

It is amazing how once his implant was activated, he was able to quickly pick up on the different sounds of his family's voices. Naturally, he got so emotional and started crying together with his family.

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