FORT WORTH, Texas (WSVN) — A video showing a baby girl hearing sound for the first time is making the rounds on social media.
According to Fox 4, Anna and Will Esler were worried for the future of their 1-year-old daughter Ayla after she failed a hearing test.
“It was determined that she had profound hearing loss,” Anna Esler said.
While searching for a way to help their daughter, the parents went to Cook Children’s Hospital, where Ayla was able to receive a cochlear implant.
The hospital shared a video to Facebook, showing the moment Ayla heard sound for the first time.
Anna could be seen tearing up as she held a smiling and dancing Ayla.
“When I saw her happy and dancing and responding to sound for the first time in her life, I just lost it because we’ve been waiting a long time for that,” Anna said.
Doctors said it’s beneficial to treat hearing loss at a very young age so there are no developmental and speech delays.
Ayla’s father said he now sings to his daughter.
“She calmed down this morning when I was singing to her,” Will said. “It was pretty special.”
Ayla will soon begin receiving auditory verbal therapy to help her begin learning to speak.
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