This is amazing. Nikki hears for the first time. More about her story here.
Kevin seems pretty psyched.
Drew hears his dad’s voice for the first time.
Gabriel was just kind of terrified by the whole experience.
This one isn’t a cochlear implant, but the expression on his face is pretty evocative. The photo, taken by photographer Jack Bradley, shows the moment that Harold Whittles hears for the first time after being fitted with a hearing aid.
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