Five-month-old Augie Lang from Tulsa, Oklahoma heard his mother’s voice for the first time in his life last Mother’s Day weekend. In a heartwarming video posted by Christin, his mother, viewers can see how happy the baby was to finally hear. It was truly a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.
Augie was born with bilateral sensorineural profound hearing loss. Previously known as “nerve deafness,” the condition stems from a problem with the sensing of the inner ear and a neural loss of the hearing nerve. Congenital hearing loss is present at birth, and it is the most common problem seen in newborn babies. The condition can either be inherited or caused by abnormal development during the child’s fetal stages. Cases of it have significantly decreased since people began getting vaccinated, as maternal rubella and German Measles were a common causes of congenital hearing loss.
Augie received new hearing aids five months after his birth. While the baby cannot express his delight with words yet, his body language and excited gurgling showed how happy he was to finally hear his mother’s voice. Christin was excitedly asking her baby what he was doing, and he would respond with excited giggles.
The three-minute-long video has over 3,000 views on YouTube. So many people were moved by the clip, especially since it was posted on Mother’s Day. While receiving flowers or gifts is truly a wonderful gesture, there’s nothing more important to a mother than the safety, happiness, and well-being of her child. For Christin, being able to talk to her baby for the first time in five months is truly one of the best gifts she could have received.
With a new set of hearing aids, Augie can hear all the wonderful things his mom wants to tell him. It may take some getting used to, but the devices will ensure that Augie will not miss a word his mom says. After all, there’s nothing more calming than hearing the comforting voice of your own mother.