Adopted 5-Year-Old Hears for the First Time & Her Reaction Is Priceless (VIDEO)

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jayde schollCochlear implants are amazing things. By connecting and sending signals directly to the auditory nerve, the small devices allow children who were born deaf -- children like Jayde Scholl -- to hear. Every single success story is nothing short of miraculous, and witnessing the pure joy and wonder on the face of a child who just heard his mother's voice for the first time is indescribably inspiring. But 5-year-old Jayde Scholl's story is even more amazing than most, because Jayde came into this world with the odds so stacked against her no one thought she would even survive.

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Born in China, Jayde was abandoned in a public square when she was only 8 months old. She spent most of her early childhood in an orphanage -- until last year, when she was adopted by the most absolutely perfect pair of parents possible: Jacque Scholl, M.D., a doctor of audiology, and her husband. Then, this past February, Jayde underwent surgery to install a cochlear implant.

To see how Jayde reacted to the sound of her mother's voice, watch the clip below (but be sure to have tissues nearby!). She's simply too adorable for words:

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Especially when you consider how far she's come, right? (Plus that gap-toothed smile and those little pig tails are ridiculously cute!)

Do you know anyone who ever had cochlear implant surgery?


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bills... billsfan1104

Darn it, the link goes to another video and I can't find it on my mobile phone

the4m... the4mutts

This kind of thing, is what I believe technology was meant for. Millions of dollars are spent every year on funding for frivilous CRAP, when it should be going into more things like this.

This makes me happy, and sad at the same time. How many more children could benefit from research, technological advancements, and just standard medical care?

But, no. 70yr old men need boners more.

I know I sound cynical and pissy, (because I am lol) but I just cant help but wish more funding could go to helping innocent children, than viagra, diet pills, advancements in liposuction, etc.

Jessy76 Jessy76

What a beautiful story. Her smile just lights up her whole face. She looks like pure joy. It warms the heart to hear about a child going from nothing to all the love in the world thanks to adoption.

krimu krimu

My nephew was born profoundly and bilaterally deaf.  He received his first cochlear implant at 10 months and his second 6 months later.  He started to attend and auditory and oral school at the age of 2-1/2- through that education and a tremendous amount of speech therapy- he is now 5 years old and in a mainstream kindergarten.  He hears and speaks beautifully.  If you couldn't see that he had implants you would never know he was deaf.  The cochlear impant is a miracle and we are so grateful for this technology. 

Kaymad41 Kaymad41

She is so sweet!  I had trouble finding the video...found this report http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nbc-news/51066661

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