Watch a Deaf Woman Hear Herself for the First Time


Amidst all of the will they/won’t they Radiohead drama currently clogging up our Twitter feeds, we also came across this really amazing clip of YouTube user sloanchurman, a 29-year-old woman who was born deaf and recently received a hearing implant. As she explains in the comments area, “[I] have worn hearing aids from the age of 2, but hearing aids only help so much. I have gotten by this long in life by reading lips. This was taken as they were activating the implant.” Suffice it to say that if witnessing this amazing moment doesn’t give you the warm fuzzies, we don’t know what will.

[via BoingBoing]