This is a priceless video showing a young 7 month old getting new hearing aids. Note that this child does not have a severe to profound hearing loss, but you can decide for yourself if there is benefit.

In most western countries these type of events happen in hospitals. Canada, like Australia (in the video) tests children right after they’re born. If kids lag behind in speech development due to hearing loss, we want to catch the problem as young as possible. Developing nations don’t have access to the same services.

The Science of Hearing operates a hearing clinic in a remote area of the Dominican Republic and we often see poor children with hearing loss who could do well with hearing aids. The expressions when we turn them on for the first time is truly incredible. Follow the link below to see young Lachlan’s reaction.

Baby with Hearing Aid