May 2019 Metro
A baby born with profound hearing loss beamed with joy after new hearing aids allowed him to hear his mother’s voice for the first time. Five month-old Augie Lang smiled and gurgled as his excited mother Christin said ‘Hi!’ to him in a video shot Mother’s Day.
The youngster, born with bilateral sensorineural profound hearing loss, laughed with delight as his mom continued to talk to him and asked ‘What are you doing?’ Augie, who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, also responded to his mother’s questions with happy-sounding whoops and giggles, and laughed along with his mother. Christin shared the clip on YouTube afterwards Augie has sensorineural, bilateral profound hearing loss. ‘He gave his mommy a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day weekend. ‘These moments were so very special!’ Augie’s condition is caused by an issue in his inner ear, and is the cause of around 90 per cent of all reported hearing loss.