June 2018 Daily Mail Australia
Adorable footage shows one-year-old Ayla Esler reacting to her cochlear implant being activated - before her mother becomes overwhelmed with emotion. The surprised youngster flinches when the device is switched on before cupping her ear and bobbing around in excitement. Ayla's mother sheds a tear as she sees her baby girl bouncing on her lap with a beaming smile.
Ayla’s father, brother and sister watch on with excitement as they support the toddler during her big moment.
The video was shared on Tuesday by Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Esler family travelled five hours by car from Amarillo, Texas, for the treatment.