Deaf Man Hears For The First Time In 30 Years

Deaf Man Hears For The First Time In 30 Years

After not being able to hear since he was a baby, this deaf man is getting the chance to hear for the first time in 30 years. When Joey Augusta was just 14 months old, he was diagnosed with spinal meningitis. His condition left him with only 50 percent hearing in his right ear.


Joey went through his entire life without being able to hear, but now everything is about to chance. Just watch as Joey and his family visit the audiologist to receive a cochlear implant. As soon as the device is activated, Joey gets the chance to try out his new hearing ability. He was able to quickly tell who was speaking to him and pick up on his family members by the different sounds of their voices.

That's when he starts to get emotional and when Joey starts crying, it sets off a chain reaction. There is so much emotion going on that it's hard to not tear up myself. I'm so glad this beautiful moment was all caught on camera.