Proud Mom Shares Poignant Moment Deaf Infant Daughter Heard Her Speak For The First Time

In early November 2021, a woman and her beautiful baby daughter shared an intimate and special moment together, and they decided to share it online. Christina Pax posted a short clip of herself speaking with her daughter on TikTok on Nov. 1, 2021. Even though this might seem like a pretty routine day for most parents, Pax’s daughter heard her voice for the first time on this special day.

Her daughter Riley, who is deaf, finally heard Pax’s voice thanks to a useful tool: hearing aids. The device allowed the little girl to hear several new sounds, including her own mother’s voice. As the mother and daughter sat together, it was an incredibly heartwarming and magical experience. She posted the video for an important reason in addition to reliving her own experience with her child.

After initially hesitating to share the video, Pax ultimately went along with it to help raise awareness about what it’s like to raise a deaf child and advocate for the deaf community. In addition, she wanted to clarify how she viewed hearing aids. 

Several people around the world have found the video and marveled at the beautiful moment between the mother and daughter duo. The baby’s emotional reaction has since tugged at the heartstrings of people from all over the world.

You can watch the full video at the end of this article 🙂 

She is a mother who is learning American sign language and advocating for deaf awareness, according to her TikTok bio. In a TikTok video posted on Nov. 1, 2021, Pax shared a special moment with her deaf daughter Riley. As well as posting the video, the mother posted a disclaimer about her hesitation and what ultimately led her to do so. 

Pax explained:

I debated posting this video of my deaf daughter hearing my voice for the first time. Hearing aids are not a magical ‘fix’ for deaf people. There is no need to fix deaf people. It’s just a tool for accessing sound. But this was a pretty special moment for us.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, different hearing aids perform differently, with some helping people hear voices and others helping them read lips. Pax spoke sweetly to her daughter, who wore hearing aids at the time. Throughout the video, the baby laughed, cried, and smiled, clearly overwhelmed by the sound of her mother’s voice.

Since then, the video has received over 1 million views and plenty of positive comments. People wrote: “She’s so in love with the voice she’s known her whole life.” Another wrote: “Oh my gosh, this made me cry.” How precious. 

Third TikTok user commented: “OMG the intense way she’s taking it all in. She’s both happy and overwhelmed.” It’s obvious that many people were as moved and emotional watching the short clip as Pax and her daughter were while they filmed it.

According to Healthy Hearing, two out of every 1000 children are born with hearing loss. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), there are many reasons why children are born deaf. 

Among them are premature and low birth weight, injuries during birth, infections such as rubella and herpes simplex, maternal diabetes, and genetics. Cochlear implants are currently the most effective and successful way to treat hearing loss in babies. 

Videos on the internet show how emotional and powerful it can be for a child to hear their parent for the first time. As with Pax, Paul Addison uploaded a video of how his daughter reacted when her hearing aid was turned on in the morning, and the video went viral on Twitter. The video was posted on Twitter because Addison wanted the world to know how happy he and his family are when their daughter’s new hearing aids are turned on in the morning.

The doctor suggested hearing aids for Georgina after she was diagnosed with severe deafness shortly after she was born. As soon as she heard her parents’ voices for the first time, she was totally delighted. “It was a relief to see that they were working well so quickly,” Addison said. His video led to thousands of people sharing their own experiences.

He advised other parents in similar situations to talk to others, particularly charities that can provide solutions. It’s a huge comfort to engage with people like that,” he said.

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