In the spirit of the season, we present the story of Sarah Churman, a mother-of-two from Texas, was born profoundly deaf and had relied all her life on conventional hearing aids to make out basic sounds.
But she underwent pioneering surgery in September to have an Esteem hearing device implanted into her head.
Eight weeks after the nine-hour operation, the device was turned on.
In the video, which her husband filmed as the implant was switched on, Sarah hears herself laugh. Overcome with emotion at hearing herself for the first time, she then bursts into tears.
The video speaks volumes. Click here to watch.
Follow Sarah’s blog: http://sarahchurman.blogspot.com/
And for another feel good video, click here to see an 8 month old baby hearing his mother’s voice for the first time.