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For a parent, there is nothing quite like hearing the sweet sound of your child’s voice for the very first time. A “coo” or an “ahh” is so precious — especially in those early months of life.

And, likewise, when a baby hears mom or dad’s voice, it must bring comfort to their ears. The longer those voices provide a sense of safety, the more important they become.

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But, what happens when a child is born with hearing loss? The world must seem a confusing place, full of lights and images without sounds attached.

Communication would be difficult as well. For an infant without fine motor skills, sign language is a challenge — like any language, it takes time to master.

For some, there is hope thanks to the invention of hearing aids and cochlear implants.

And for a child who hasn’t experienced the sound of a parent’s voice?

These devices provide as close to a miracle as it gets. Just ask Audrey Williams’ parents.

Back in 2012, Paul and Alexandra Williams learned their baby girl was born with impaired hearing. It took eight long months and surgery, but the wait became worth it the day Audrey’s cochlear implants were turned on.

Watch as she hears mom and dad’s voice clearly for the first time. Her reaction will bring tears to your eyes.

“Audrey,” her dad says from behind the camera. When she whips her head to the side and faces him, her mama can’t hold back the waterworks any longer.

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I don’t blame her. I got a bit choked up myself.

“I was very moved, very emotional,” Dr. Paul Williams shared in an article. “That was probably the first time she’s ever heard my voice in her life.”

What a sweet memory for an incredibly sweet family. Audrey’s two-tooth, open-mouthed grin is sure to be one they’ll never forget.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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