Hearing-impaired infant’s reaction to first voice goes viral

Georgina's reaction to her mother's voice went viral

Georgina's reaction to her mother's voice went viral Credit TWITTER

The parents of a deaf baby have documented the heartwarming moment every morning when they turn on their child's hearing aid.

The father, Paul Addison, says he and his wife first learned about their four-month-old daughter Georgina's hearing difficulties when she failed her newborn hearing test.

The playful infant wriggles around with joy and tries to respond to the voice in a series of happy squeals, before her mother replies: 'That's a very loud hello'.

The dad revealed it was particularly poignant for him as he is also partially deaf.

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According to various reports, Georgina was diagnosed as "severely deaf" in September and wears a hearing aid in each of her ears.

After she had been wearing her hearing aids for a few weeks, her father chose to share the "lightbulb moment" with the world.

Addison filmed the tear-jerking moment and shared it on Twitter.

"It's absolutely phenomenal", Mr Addison told the PA news agency.

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"As a outcome she is immediately more alert, happy, and can hear her mum's voice, which is absolutely delightful".

Her father said she breaks out in smiles and giggles each morning when they turn her hearing aids on.

Mr Addison tweeted the video on Thursday morning and it has already had tens of thousands of likes.

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