Hearing is a blessing that most of us might often take for granted. Still, we should all keep in mind that not everyone has the capability to hear.
Uploaded on YouTube two years ago, ViralNova recently shared this short but heartwarming video which shows 4-year-old Kai Wells a girl “born with 50% hearing loss in one ear and 65% in the other” according to the video description. Case in point, she has never heard her own voice, the voice of her parents, or any other sound for that matter.
When she finally got her first hearing aid, her parents wanted to capture the special moment on camera. As you will see on the clip, the girl was obviously delighted and fascinated about having the chance to hear for the first time ever – thanks to modern technology.
Watch the video here:
What You Need to Know About Children and Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is definitely a big health issue across the world. In fact, it ranks as the third most common problem sitting just below heart disease and arthritis. According to a HearingLoss.org report, about 2 to 3 of every 1,000 children are either deaf of have hearing difficulties.
Conditions may vary from person to person and may be permanent or temporary, depending on the case. Categories of hearing loss include mild, moderate, severe, or profound.
Those who are born without hearing have congenital hearing loss while those who acquire the condition for different reasons are categorized under gradual hearing loss. Causes of hearing loss are usually constant exposure to extreme noise, ruptured eardrum, earwax buildup, ear infection, and even head or ear injury.
Early detection is important to prevent and resolve the problem that’s why parents are encouraged to bring their newborn for a hearing screening process before being discharged at the hospital.