Girl with hearing loss responds to her mother’s voice for first time

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Published on May 27, 2020 - Duration: 00:38s

Girl with hearing loss responds to her mother’s voice for first time

Video shows the moment 10-month-old Liv, who’s among the youngest babies to have a cochlear implant, hearing her mother’s voice for the first time

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Girl with hearing loss responds to her mother’s voice for first time

SHOWS: MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES (MAY 1,2020) (COCHLEAR AMERICAS - NO RESALE / MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY COCHLEAR AMERICAS) 1.

10-MONTH-OLD LIV SITTING ON LAP OF HER MOTHER, MARNI AND DOCTOR SITTING BY TABLE ON OPPOSITE SIDE / MARNI ASKING WHETHER LIV CAN HEAR HER / LIV LOOKING IN MIRROR RESPONDING TO MARNI'S VOICE STORY: Liv, a 10-month-old girl with hearing loss heard her mother's voice for the first time in Minneapolis, Minnesota earlier this month.

Jacob Voss from Edelman on behalf of Cochlear Limited told Reuters Liv was among the youngest babies to get a cochlear implant after the qualification age was lowered from 12 months to 9 months in March.

The video shows the moment Liv responded to the voice of her mother, Marni, who asked for her family name to be withheld.

(Production: Oleksandr Ieltsov, Eleanor Whalley)

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