Baby's reaction

Hearing impaired baby's reaction to cochlear implant being activated. Amazing :)

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+101 1. trancetunes (moderator) commented 12 years ago

What a beautiful moment. Not to mention how cool it is that when he grows up he will literally get to see the first time he truly heard sound! :D
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+44 2. regata4 commented 12 years ago

thats so sweet. he's adorable :)
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+74 3. sitaauk commented 12 years ago

the biggest gift of all is being normal - like you are meant to be, nothing less nothing more. Unfortunately we take it for granted and only appreciate it if something happens.
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-8 4. owner commented 12 years ago

poor cute baby..
if somebody were born as a deaf kid, and the parents wouldnt help the kid. then the poor kid will not be able to speak because he/she never hear any sound of how to say any word.

*i;m confused with my comment.
:S :S
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+12 5. andyjk10 commented 12 years ago

awwww i love babies and im just speechless...adorable baby
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+5 6. Dubsteppah commented 12 years ago

So somebody explain.. does that thing stuck to his head that you can see at the end of the video on the other end of that wire send some kind of electrical impulse to that part of the brain which does whatever with sound detected?

Edit: Oh but now I can see a scar above his left ear from an implant? Science is awesome
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+6 7. PortugaL26 commented 12 years ago

What a lovely baby :P
unforgettable moment for his parents, and for him when he will be older and watches this

nice video trancetunes :)
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+8 8. dushan commented 12 years ago

#(removed comment) maybe you can send that message to your parents, by using this machine :D

#6 ;)

he is so happy :)
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+10 9. ProfessionalGeek commented 12 years ago

#(removed comment) yeah, your parents should have.
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+9 10. tammymac commented 12 years ago

#(removed comment) you mom should have protected herself!
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+8 11. badboy007 commented 12 years ago

yeah #(removed comment) your a mistake
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+11 12. xarfaxus commented 12 years ago

Ahhh what a great moment! :'(

you can turn that on/off?
one day he is going to have great excuse for not listening his wife...''I am out of batteries darling, can you go and buy some?''
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-5 13. MiNo commented 12 years ago

#3 I don't know about it being good to be "nothing more" from normal;
I wouldn't mind an adamantium endoskeleton structure or the ability to fly
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-7 14. kouzoukiz commented 12 years ago

thank you God for this science! :D
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+4 15. sitaauk commented 12 years ago

#13 if you were meant to fly for some reason, trust me, 3 billion years of evolution would have sorted it out.

Some wouldn't mind to be hung like a horse or have vampire teeth. If it would have made our lives easier then I'm sure nature would have done that for us.
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+7 16. kaleemsaudia commented 12 years ago

so cute baby :* :* :* :*
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+7 17. irishgek commented 12 years ago

Priceless expression if there ever was a way to describe a wtf ...thats it 0:11 :P

Love the way on wiki were the deaf people are complaining about these implants jesus were so sorry for trying to help people!!
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+8 18. hamda commented 12 years ago

:) wow,bless his doctors and those scientests who made this possible bless them all .
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+7 19. Usdevildoggmc commented 12 years ago

The baby is not deaf he's hard of hearing... before that WTF moment at 0:11 as #17 put it, The baby has heard faint music and sounds coming from his mother and father but mostly he's felt the vibrations of those sounds more than hearing them... I know people with a cochlear implant and lets say they had their back towards you and you talked in a normal tone they will be able to tell you're talking but not know what you're saying... but with this thing on they can actually understand what you're saying even if they arn't looking straight at you it's amazing...

So that gives you more of an idea of what this baby is just experiencing, the life before that he has heard faint noises around him and since he's used to hearing them with his parent's lips moving all the sudden that sense that he has is amplified to almost the way (hearing people) can hear... I'm surprised by his reaction though instead of being frightened by the overwhelming noise he just stares at his mom and smiles.. it's amazing... and this is only the beginning of what our species will accomplish. O:)
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-2 20. USAnumber1 commented 12 years ago

#(removed comment) "The bible is a slavery and rape promoting piece of crap. women have to marry their rapist until he dies WTF."
Just what part of the New Testament do you find that in? (sounds like the same crap I heard some angry lesbians spouting a while back.)

I think you have just categorized yourself. >:)
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-4 21. dushan commented 12 years ago

#20 why don't you read "the book" page by page, some of us did, you know :D
and there are many interesting places, like for example:

judges 21:10-24 nlt
numbers 31:7-18
deuteronomy 20:10-14
deuteronomy 22:28-29 nlt
by the way, comment is off topic :)
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-1 22. USAnumber1 commented 12 years ago

#21 You are referencing OLD TESTAMENT books,Christians live by the New Testament.
I have read the entire Bible once front-to-back and re-read the New Testament twice,by the way. I happen to be Methodist.
For Christians the arrival of Christ and his teachings changed everything.Things had been barbaric before and more like present-day Islamic teachings.
If you are not religious then none of this matters,and that is ok. :) I do not hold with forcing religious beliefs on others.
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+5 23. dragonon commented 12 years ago

I cannot stop myself watching this video over and over and over and over and over again.....

the way this little, cuttest thing ever... watches his mom... the way he watches, the emotions... just perfect gift of GOD for ppl to see
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-3 24. dushan commented 12 years ago

#22 oh, so, we are talking about two different gods? :D
the blood thirsty one from "old testament",
and "love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" from "new testament"?

methodist, nice, i'm orthodox christian, but i don't mix islamic teachings and islamic fanatics

all religious teachings are different, but all religious fanatics are the same :|
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+4 25. jellybeankissxs commented 12 years ago

I remember my first pair of hearing aids, it was a great for a while. The world is so noisy and I'm sure I'm loud and noisy when I don't have them in ha-ha but.... I'm glad I have the option to quiet it down and shut it out.
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-4 26. MapMaker commented 12 years ago

#24. There are far more than just 'two' gods. My preference is for the Sun god and the Moon god. Occasionally I worship the sea god too, if I have time. Prayer to my gods bring me many rewards. Often I get no answer at all, but that's OK. It just means I didn't pray hard enough.

On the subject of this baby, he's on target for a huge vocabulary when he grows up. 'Hi', hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, ... :D
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-2 27. Westenra commented 12 years ago

::morgan freeman voice:: Sadly, the baby did not survive.
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+3 28. Psychictaxi commented 12 years ago

BIG thanks to for being so quick to remove violational comment! YOU GUYS ROCK!