Mom Hears Son’s Voice for First Time & It’s Beautiful (VIDEO)

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mom hears sonImagine never hearing your kids' voices -- ever. Texas mom Dawn Keim has been going deaf for most of her adult life because of a genetic condition. And hearing aides don't work for her. She's gotten by through lip-reading, but until recently, she'd been living in silence.

Dawn had never heard her 8-year-old son's voice. Well, she says she'd always heard his voice in her head, but never in real life. So imagine how thrilled she must have been to get a breakthrough procedure: A cochlear implant. Finally, she'd get to hear her son's voice for the first time!

Dawn Keim is appearing on the talk show, The Doctors, which offered to have this procedure done for her. I was totally surprised at what Dawn said when she talked about anticipating hearing her son's voice. "I'm not afraid of surgery. I'm afraid of hearing." Can you imagine? Intense! "Maybe I'm afraid of what I will hear compared with what my brain tells me I hear."

You have to see the video because it's such a heart-squeezer. She and her son both cry when she hears him talk. He tells her he loves her -- about the sweetest words any mom can hear her child say! And she's so, so lucky to be able to hear her son's little voice while he's still a child. There is NOTHING like the sound of a child's voice. In a few short years, that voice will be gone. Dawn is so lucky to have heard it before it was too late.

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Okay, get ready to cry. This is such a beautiful moment.

Can you imagine never hearing your child's voice?


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nonmember avatar Carly

Lost it when her son wiped his eyes after hugging her. So sweet.

mrspi... mrspierce06

Thats awesome for this mom!

But a "radical new procedure"? Cochlear implants have been around for while now. In fact they were being made in the 70s and were approved by the FDA in the mid 80s.  

nekoy... nekoyukidoll

I have severe hearing lose (I'm over 70% deaf in both ears by both genetic and environmental hearing lose) and I've worn hearing aids for about five years now.  I remember the first time I put mine in and really heard my parents talk.  It's one of those moments where you really don't realize how much you miss by not hearing.

Mamab... MamabearC

That would be sad to not hear your child's voice. This is a wonderful story though! Congrats to her and her family!

4evaD... 4evaDaddysGirl

Finally a heart felt story!!! Normally this site has alot of twisted & horrible stories!! Nice...2 read about Life Changing experiences that are so make U feel so HAPPY 4 this family~ Super HAPPY 4 this MOTHER & SON ;)

Jenniy Jenniy

That made me cry. :)

Venae Venae

What a sweet boy he is!!!!

Freela Freela

OMG... when the little boy teared up and wiped his eyes I started crying too! I take those sweet little voices for granted far too often!

jbell256 jbell256

The little boy said, "I'm not silent anymore." LOST IT!

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