Follow-up to baby boy’s cochlear implant – 5 years later

The video touched millions: An 8-month old boy smiles with unabashed adoration at his mother as he hears her voice, seemingly for the first time, thanks to a new cochlear implant.

Posted on YouTube in April of 2008, the video of “Jonathan’s Cochlear Implant Activation” has received more than 3.6 million hits and thousands of comments from viewers, many clamoring for an update.

Five-year-old Jonathan is “doing great,” according to his parents, Brigette and Mark Breaux of Houston, Texas.

“He’s in kindergarten and we’re working on speech,” Brigette, his 35-year-old stay-at-home mom, told “He can hear everything that we say to him. It’s of course artificial hearing but he can hear and understand what we’re saying.”

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