There are few sounds more beautiful than the joyful noise of a baby laughing, but this video is something truly special.
Carol Dianne Benjamin of Madison, Georgia is mom to two beautiful daughters. Her youngest, Scarlet, was born three months premature and suffered from necrotizing enterocolitis (NES), a stomach infection. Unfortunately, the medication to cure the baby’s NES lead to hearing loss.
Carol admits that “it has been a LONG and emotional experience” helping her daughter recover from the complications of being born early, but in spite of her hearing loss, Scarlet is a happy little girl who loves cuddling with her big sister.
Since Scarlet reacts to many sounds, Carol wasn’t sure how badly Scarlet’s hearing was affected until the baby received her first hearing aids at 11 months old. With help from Atlanta Hearing Associates in Milledgeville, Carol and her daughters soon discovered that Scarlet’s hearing had been worse than they thought, but the moment when she finally hears her sister’s voice sends her into gales of laughter that would put a smile on anyone’s face.
“Baby sister! Baby sister! Baby sister!” the little girl coos. Scarlet’s face remains blank for a split second before suddenly cracking open into the biggest smile ever. When she begins to laugh, it’s impossible not to smile, too!
Scarlet laughs so long and hard that her mom and sister start laughing along, and soon big sis is making funny “roar” sounds to entertain the baby. Scarlet then starts making loud noises of her own, getting used to the sound of her own voice. It’s simply adorable to watch her discover that she has a voice to use too!
“Hearing aids make a WORLD of difference!” Carol wrote on Facebook.” I am so blessed and thankful for Atlanta Hearing Associates in Milledgeville for all that they have done for our baby girl. Anyway, enjoy one of the absolute best days of our lives. By the way, I’m crying, you’re crying, everyone is crying.”
Carol’s video quickly went viral online, and hearing Scarlet’s laughter is truly good for the soul. Check it out in the video below, and be sure to share.
As everyone knows when Scarlet was born she was 3 months early. She ended up getting NEC (and certain stomach infection) and the antibiotics that she needed cause hearing loss. It has been a LONG and emotional experience. She reacted to most sounds so we thought she could hear fairly well. After what I witnessed today, it was not as well as I thought. Hearing aids make a WORLD of difference! I am so blessed and thankful for Atlanta Hearing Associates in Milledgeville for all that they have done for our baby girl. Anyway, enjoy one of the absolute best days of our lives. By the way, I'm crying, you're crying, everyone is crying. 😍😍😍😭😭“To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org”
Posted by Carol Dianne Benjamin on Thursday, January 10, 2019
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