Deaf Baby Hears Parents Voices For The First Time In Touching Video

If you are in need a smile today, look no further than this adorable video of a 7-week-old baby boy hearing his parents voices for the very first time. Click inside to WATCH this special moment!

Lachlan Lever, 7 weeks old, was suffering from hearing loss in both ears when his parents decided to get him aids. Although he was not happy when the doctor put the aids into his tiny little ears, his reaction to hearing his parents voices for the very first time is enough to bring a tear to anyones eyes!

Deaf Baby Boy Hears Parents Voices For The First Time In Sweet Video

This may just be the cutest thing you have ever seen the internet. Forget the cats, pigs, and ALS Ice Bucket Challenge “fails” — this baby wins top viral honors!

On Aug. 31, Toby Lever uploaded video of his 7-week-old son, Lachlan, getting his first hearing aids put in.

“Our beautiful son Lachlan was diagnosed as having moderate to severe hearing loss in both ears. When he was 7 weeks old he received his first hearing aids,” Toby captioned the video, which now has over 4 million views. “His reaction when they were turned on was truly amazing. We cried from happiness.”

And yes, you will cry from happiness too when you see little Lachlan go from crying to smiling once he hears his mommy and daddy talking to him for the first time.

As the doctor is putting in the hearing aid, a clearly uncomfortable Lachlan squirms and cries. It’s only when the hearing aid is turned on that he realizes he can hear, and his reaction is absolutely priceless.

Lachlan seems particularly happy when he hears his father say a quick “hello” for the first time!

According to the video’s caption, it was taken in 2012. Toby also gave an update on Lachlan, writing, “Our beautiful little boy is now two years old and doing remarkably well.”

Great news all around!

– Lauren Cox

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Baby gets new hearing aids, smiles in wonder at parents’ voices – KTRK

This will be the most heartwarming thing you see all day.

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In the video above, you can see Lachlan, a baby with moderate to severe hearing loss in both ears. He’s a bit fussy and upset, but when the aids kick in, Lachlan is nothing but smiles, clearly transfixed and full of wonder over his new hearing ability.

This modern medicine miracle was captured by father Toby Lever when the baby was 7-weeks old. According to the video’s description, Lachlan is now two-years old and doing very well with his new aids. Just goes to show that wonderful acts of medicine can happen every day.

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The incredible moment a 7 week old baby hears for the first time and shares …

  • An Australian video has gone viral showing the heart warming moment a baby hears for first time
  • Baby Lachlan also shares his first smile with his parents when he hears their voices
  • ‘His hearing aids are invisible to us’ says Lachlan’s proud Mum
  • Mother says people should know there’s hope after a diagnosis
  • The newborn diagnosis test ‘changed Lachlan’s life’

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Moments don’t get any more special than this one. A seven-week old baby hears for the first time and rewards his delighted parents with his very first smile.

The heart warming video shows Victorian couple Michelle and Toby Lever overwhelmed with emotion at the ‘truly amazing’ moment a specialist fits their gorgeous baby Lachlan with a hearing aid.

Now the video has gone viral worldwide, with more than 159,000 likes and 130,000 shares on Facebook.

‘I am so happy that we can share our magic moment with the world,’ Ms Lever told Daily Mail Australia.

‘I hope it can give some other families the realisation everything is going to be okay.’

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A still from the  video, which shows Lachlan sharing his first smile at seven weeks old, as his hearing aid allows him to hear his father's voice

A still from the video, which shows Lachlan sharing his first smile at seven weeks old, as his hearing aid allows him to hear his father’s voice

Lachlan gives a very sweet surprised expression when the hearing aid finally allows him to hear

Lachlan gives a very sweet surprised expression when the hearing aid finally allows him to hear

Lachlan shares a smile with his mother, Michelle, who is moved to tears with happiness for her little boy. 'My baby's world opened up!'

Lachlan shares a smile with his mother, Michelle, who is moved to tears with happiness for her little boy. ‘My baby’s world opened up!’

‘When they turned the headphones on and Lachlan smiled and his face lit up, it was the most magical thing I’d ever seen in my life,’ said Ms Lever.

‘I had never been more happy in my life.’

Although the touching moment only came to light in the last week, the video was filmed in July 2012.

‘(The attention) has all come completely out of the blue. It started last Thursday, but it’s happening so quickly. I went to bed on Saturday with six thousand likes and when I woke up on Sunday there were 40 thousand!’ said Ms Lever. 

A newborn screening test allowed the Lever family to discover Lachlan's hearing disability from a young age. The Levers are grateful it was picked up so early, as they have been able to support their little boy and give him all the care he needs for his hearing impairment from birth

A newborn screening test allowed the Lever family to discover Lachlan’s hearing disability from a young age. The Levers are grateful it was picked up so early, as they have been able to support their little boy and give him all the care he needs for his hearing impairment from birth

‘It’s such a happy, special moment. My baby’s world just opened up, it was so emotional. Now that it’s gone viral I’m reliving that moment all over again,’ said Ms Lever.

Ms Lever wants other mothers to find hope in not only the video, but from the uplifting update about the wonderful, full life her son is leading – chatting to his sisters and singing and dancing to music.

The tiny cherub in the clip is now a very cheeky toddler, who is adored by his parents and two big sisters, Chloe, 9, and Jessica, 6.

‘He is the biggest chatterbox out there. He’s only two so there’s a lot is gibberish that you can’t understand, but when he’s telling you something, he makes sure you understand,’ said Ms Lever.

‘I will make sure he can reach his full potential, I’m willing to travel to the moon and back for him.

‘It doesn’t matter that his specialist school is at Blackburn, which is an hour and 20 mins away. I will do anything it takes to help him.’

Once Lachlan started smiling, it appears he never stopped! A photograph of the now two-year-old, who is a very cheeky 'chatterbox' according to his mother, and meeting all his milestones 'on-par' with other children his age

Once Lachlan started smiling, it appears he never stopped! A photograph of the now two-year-old, who is a very cheeky ‘chatterbox’ according to his mother, and meeting all his milestones ‘on-par’ with other children his age

The family are absolutely thrilled with the happy life their son is able to lead. His mother says she is moved to tears when she witnesses the joy he experiences when he hears music.

‘He absolutely loves songs, it’s the most beautiful thing to watch,’ Ms Lever told Daily Mail Australia.

‘In the car when we put on music, he’ll try to sing and wave his arms around like he’s dancing.

‘He absolutely loves to dance with my girls, it’s wonderful’ said the doting Mum.

‘Lachlan continues to amaze us with his speech development.’

Michelle Lever adores her son and is so proud of the little boy that 'inspires' her entire family

Michelle Lever adores her son and is so proud of the little boy that ‘inspires’ her entire family

‘We have learnt that Lachlan is no different to any other child.

‘He just wears hearing aids which now seem invisible to us, to his family and friends.’

Ms Lever says although she was distraught when Lachlan was first diagnosed, she now loves the hearing aids that are such a crucial part of his life.

‘When he was first diagnosed and I didn’t really have my head around the idea yet, I hoped no one would notice his hearing aids. I didn’t want him to feel different.

‘But I love when people talk to me about them now. I show him off, I think they really suit him! They’re just another part of him.’

Lachlan loves to sing - especially 'happy birthday'. Here he is pictured on his second birthday with his parents and his older sisters, Chloe and Jessica

Lachlan loves to sing – especially ‘happy birthday’. Here he is pictured on his second birthday with his parents and his older sisters, Chloe and Jessica

Mr and Mrs Lever did not know what to expect when it was first discovered that their baby boy had hearing loss during the newborn screening tests.

Lachlan was diagnosed with moderately severe sensorineural hearing impairment in both ears at four weeks old and fitted with his first hearing aid three weeks later.

‘When we first heard of Lachlan’s diagnosis, I was completely shattered and cried for 12 hours straight. I was so worried about what the future would hold for our son,’ said Michelle.

‘I thought Lachlan would not be able to talk, make friends and I was worried he would get teased. I now know that whilst those thoughts were completely normal, they are not true.‘

Michelle didn’t need to worry with Lachlan saying his first words at around six months old.

Not only is Lachlan doing well with his learning – he is on par with the other children his age and meeting every milestone.

‘Lachlan’s most recent assessment by (his school) Tarayle’s speech therapist showed that his speech and language were age appropriate. We are extremely proud of our gorgeous little boy.’ 

Lachlan getting reading for his ECG: An electrocardiogram, which is a medical test that detects cardiac heart abnormalities. He undergoes many health checks, but is healthy and surprising his family with his wonderful communication and social skills.

Lachlan getting reading for his ECG: An electrocardiogram, which is a medical test that detects cardiac heart abnormalities. He undergoes many health checks, but is healthy and surprising his family with his wonderful communication and social skills.

 The Levers found there was a lot of support and information available to help them choose how to approach life with a child with a hearing impairment.

‘Soon after Lachlan was diagnosed, we did lots of research and educated ourselves as to what was the best path for Lachlan and our family. 

‘We decided we wanted Lachlan to grow up in the ‘hearing world’ and thus decided not to learn sign language but join the Early Intervention Service Tarayle, the Oral Language Centre for deaf children. 

‘We have received an incredible amount of emotional support and expert advice from Tarayle. But there so many options, this is just what works for our family.’  

Photos show Lachlan is always sharing his cheeky smile with the world – not just on camera. 

Despite his hearing impairment, Lachlan is an outgoing little boy who is always 'happy and smiling.'

Despite his hearing impairment, Lachlan is an outgoing little boy who is always ‘happy and smiling.’

The Levers say early diagnosis has made all the difference for their son.

‘We believe that due to Lachlan receiving his hearing aids at such a young age, (we can) feel confident that Lachlan will attend a mainstream school with his sisters and reach his full potential,’ said Ms Lever.

‘He definitely wouldn’t be able to develop normal speech without hearing aids.’ 

Lachlan’s behaviour changed almost immediately once he started wearing his hearing aids.

‘He became a lot more interactive, there were more smiles and eye contact. He was vocalising and being expressive,’ explained Ms Lever. 

‘The Newborn Hearing Test is so vital, if it wasn’t for the test we might not have picked up on his hearing difficulties for another two or three years.  

‘I can’t believe they could diagnose him at four weeks of age – he was barely doing anything but sleeping and drinking!’ said Ms Lever.

Michelle Lever and baby Lachlan, taken when Lachlan was a newborn

Michelle Lever and baby Lachlan, taken when Lachlan was a newborn

 Ms Lever says she is thrilled to be able to help her son to meet his full potential, but to her he was always perfect.

I didn’t need him to be able to hear me to bond with him. Lachlan and I have always had that close bond. 

‘We were able to love and adore him with cuddles before he could hear us. 

‘We are so proud of him. His hearing disability is a part of his life, but I hope he won’t feel different. We accept that and hope everyone else will too,’ said Ms Lever.

Lachlan's mother Michelle watches over her gorgeous newborn in the hospital

Lachlan’s mother Michelle watches over her gorgeous newborn in the hospital

Lachlan as a baby, with his doting sisters Chloe and Jessica

Lachlan as a baby, with his doting sisters Chloe and Jessica

Lachlan’s mother says she knows how lonely and confusing it can be when your child is diagnosed with a hearing impairment, and admits that she felt ‘shattered’ at the time.

She hopes parents in similar situations can find hope in the photos of her son and his cheeky grin.

‘I want them to realise that there is alot of support and help available to them and it is extremely important that they link into an Early Intervention Service, such as Tarayle. 

‘Above all, be positive, proactive and spend as much time as possible with your baby and never forget that your child is the same child they were before you found out they were hearing impaired.

‘There’s no such thing as a silly questions. Ask them all.

‘And remember, everything is going to be okay!’ 

Lachlan celebrating his 2nd birthday in May, as his family delight in the fact that he can hear them sing 'Happy Birthday'

Lachlan celebrating his 2nd birthday in May, as his family delight in the fact that he can hear them sing ‘Happy Birthday’

 

 

 


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Tinnitus Miracle Review Reveals How to Gain Tinnitus Relief in 7 Days

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 29, 2014

The new review that can be read on DailyGossip.org indicates that the Tinnitus Miracle program is a holistic system that will permanently eliminate the symptoms of this disease.

It seems that patients suffering from tinnitus can achieve a cure in as fast as 30 to 60 days. However, relief will be felt much sooner, in only about one week.

The Tinnitus Miracle review indicates that this program promises efficiency in overcoming symptoms such as mild hearing loss, pain in the ear and dizziness. Read the full review released by the magazine at: http://www.dailygossip.org/tinnitus-miracle-treatment-review-curing-and-preventing-tinnitus-6802

Symptoms such as constant ringing or beeping heard by patients in their ears will also be eliminated, gradually. However, it is important to mention that this new program promises to help sufferers keep all these symptoms away from them forever.

At the end of this natural treatment, restored energy levels and improved quality of life are going to be felt by sufferers. At least, this is what the author of Tinnitus Miracle claims.

Those who are looking to know more about this tinnitus treatment can visit the official site here:

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This new cure system for tinnitus healing was created by Thomas Coleman. Coleman actually showed an amazing dedication in the process of finding an alternative cure for tinnitus, spending no less than 14 years researching. After years of error and experimentation, he finally found this unique system.

The review published by Daily Gossip indicates that Thomas Coleman claims that tinnitus can only be cured by a system that takes under consideration a series of factors.

The author of the method actually says that he suffered from tinnitus, too, so he knows exactly what this means. After a long battle with this health problem, Coleman managed to achieve the unique combination of herbal remedies he now shares with sufferers from all over the world.

Thomas Coleman actually tested himself his Tinnitus Miracle program and realized how effective it really is. The author reveals the entire method in his complex eBook.

This is a guide that can be very simple to access and use. It talks about unique natural remedies and never unveiled before tips.

This is an eBook that can be downloaded online and used by patients from all around the world. Currently, the online guide is available with a series of bonus guides. They can help users gain a better understanding on what this disease is and how it can be overcome forever.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Thomas-Coleman-PDF-Book/Tinnitus-Miracle-Review/prweb12134030.htm

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Caffeine reduces the incidence of tinnitus: study

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have found a link between caffeine intake and a reduction in the rates of tinnitus. The findings were published in the American Journal of Medicine.

For the study, the scientists tracked 65,000 women over the course of 18 years. They found that those participants who drank more coffee were at a reduced risk of suffering from tinnitus.

“We observed a significant inverse association between caffeine intake and the incidence of tinnitus among these women,” said Gary Curhan, MD, ScD, senior author of the paper and a physician-researcher in the Channing Division of Network Medicine at BWH and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Although caffeine in known to stimulate the central nervous system and influence the functioning of the inner ear, Dr Curhan noted that “[t]he reason behind this observed association is unclear.”

The study found that incidents of self-reported tinnitus were 15 per cent less frequent among women who consumed between 450-599 mg of caffeine per day (about 4.5 8 oz cups), compared to those consuming 150 mg or less (1.5 8 oz cups).

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Dr Curhan said that further research is needed before any recommendation can be made as to increasing the caffeine intake to deal with the problem. According to the Mayo Clinic, people who drink more than five cups of coffee a day may develop muscle tremors, irritability, nervousness and insomnia.

Also the study co-author Laura Juliano referred to the side-effects of caffeine. “The negative effects of caffeine are often not recognized as such because it is a socially acceptable and widely consumed drug that is well integrated into our customs and routines. And while many people can consume caffeine without harm, for some, it produces negative effects, physical dependence, interferes with daily functioning, and can be difficult to give up, which are signs of problematic use.”

Around 10 percent of Americans are affected by tinnitus each year. The condition is usually caused by such factors as prolonged exposure to loud music or mechanical equipment.

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Letter to the Editor: Natan Bauman on “The RIC as a Disruptive Technology”

Dear Editor: With personal and subjective interest I read the recent editorial in the Hearing Review June 2014 issue on RITE/RIC devices (Staff Standpoint: The RIC as a Disruptive Technology). As an inventor of the receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) in-the-canal (RIC) open ear amplification, any news and my “ears perk up.”  I continue to be drawn to any information regarding RITE/RIC in our professional media.

Vivatone hearing aid, introduced by Natan Bauman in 2004.

Vivatone hearing aid, introduced by Natan Bauman in 2004.

May I then add few comments:

1)   It is reassuring to see a continued growth of this style of amplification. From my personal surveys of talking to my colleagues (when I teach tinnitus seminars to various groups of audiologists), if this can be considered a pseudo survey, anywhere between 70-80% of RITE hearing aids are used in their private practices.

2)   A bit of historical facts regarding RIC/RITE: I would take issue with the statement that “the open fit revolution, in part” was initiated,  “by the commercial success of Resound Air.” Resound Air was introduced to the market much later than the Vivatone RITE device. If my recollection is correct, this was in 2006. When examining the industry sales, it becomes clear that, starting in the beginning of 2004, RITE hearing aids started to be part of the hearing industry market and dominate the consumer’s market in 2008. Also, the introduction of the Sebotek—a fully occluded ear device—did not produce any impact on the hearing aid market. It was not until the introduction of the open ear RITE/RIC in 2004 by the Vivatone Company when the market trend started to shift from custom device to the RITE/RIC fittings.

3) Finally, I agree that there will always be a place for custom devices, which will make the 3D ear scan technology happy. On the other hand, I foresee that some will be the off-the-shelf, non-custom devices just like the Lyric design with one size fits most (with apologies to the 3D scan technology companies).

With personal bias, I admit, humbly submitted.

—Natan Bauman, PhD, audiologist, inventor, and owner of the Hearing, Balance and Speech Center and the New England Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic. Creator of the tinnitus treatment program CHaTT (Cognitive Habituation Tinnitus Therapy)

Editor’s response

The editor thanks Dr Bauman for his comments and has great respect for both him and his creation of the Vivatone hearing aid. The article incorrectly states that Vivatone started in 2008. In fact, Dr Bauman was kind enough to give me an exclusive preview of the Vivatone RIC/RITE during the 2004 AAA Convention. And, yes, I was impressed.  The Hearing Review published our first news item about his device shortly after that meeting in May 2004 (p 65).

To the best of my recollection, GN’s ReSound Air open-fit BTE was introduced in mid- to late-2003, and I believe I even talked off the record with GN’s Jodi Krusemark about its promising development at the previous Jackson Hole Rendezvous (maybe Autumn 2002?). What is certain is that The Hearing Review ran our first advertisement for ReSound Air in November 2003 (p 17).

Likewise, even earlier, the March 2003 Hearing Review (p 97) included a 2/3-page news story, introducing brothers Mike and Jim Feeley and their new hearing aid at the time, the Sebotek PAC. The company began advertising its PAC deep-fitting hearing aid in Hearing Review in May 2003 (p 29). From my understanding, the PAC was a commercial success, although I do not know what kind of unit volume it represented.

As a footnote, in our “What’s New?” section of the September 1995 issue (p 21), I interviewed Dan Anderson (and Delain Wright) at Rexton about their new CIC•BTE hybrid hearing aid—the patent for which would ultimately be purchased by the Feeley brothers at Sebotek and become the subject of a patent infringement lawsuit within the industry.

My only point here is that all of the above played important roles in the establishment of today’s RIC/RITE. However, none of this historical quibbling detracts from Dr Bauman’s considerable contributions to the development the device. Again, to the best of my knowledge, the Vivatone hearing aid was the first open-fitting system incorporated into a mini-BTE with an earbud-type device—what one could view as the first “open-fit RIC.”  In the long historical view, it might even be seen as something of a Reeses’ peanut-butter-cup collision of the ReSound Air (open-fit BTE) and PAC aids (closed/deep-fit RIC).

According to mid-year 2014 statistics generated by the Hearing Industries Assn (HIA), RIC/RITEs constituted 56.6% of the US hearing aid market. Although it’s impossible to tell what percentage is made up of open-fit instruments, it’s obviously a large proportion of sales. And Vivatone played an important role in launching the open-fit RIC/RITE revolution—starting in 2004.

By no means am I the definitive authority on this subject (I’m guessing there are many marketing and product managers who have a more detailed timeline), and others are welcome to chime in with their own perspective. Thanks for sharing your viewpoint, Dr Bauman.

— Karl Strom, editor

Update (August 20, 2014): After publishing this letter online, three Hearing Review readers pointed out that the ReSound Avance BTE actually preceded the ReSound Air BTE as an open-fit BTE. Avance was a 2-channel  BTE originally introduced to provide an economical dispensing alternative to combat Internet/OTC device sales. It was discontinued in 2003. For example, audiologist Paul Milner wrote on the Hearing Review LinkedIn page:

A product that deserves mention is the ReSound Avance, which is probably the granddaddy of the open fit devices. For those who remember it, this was a little analog device with a single trimmer control to adjust the high frequency gain. It used slim tubes to bring sound into the ear canal. Too much gain produced feedback, so the control had to be adjusted judiciously. Eventually, the ReSound Air was introduced with digital technology, advanced feedback management, and multiple channels to tailor the response. The Air also used slim tubes.  As for the Vivatone hearing aids, the introduction for me took place in New Haven, CT, on February 19th, 2004, a date that will always hold a special place for me since that was the day my first grandchild was born.

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