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All babies love hearing their parents' voices, but for 3-month-old Jordan Blair, the sound of his mom's voice holds something miraculous.
You see, Jordan was born with hearing loss. He had his hearing tested twice in the hospital and failed both assessments. “We were then referred to an ENT and audiologist to confirm the loss, as hearing loss runs on my side of the family," his mother, Taryn, told Storyful. "He then got bronchiolitis at three weeks old and ended up in the hospital for nine nights—this caused fluid build-up in his ears.”
But luckily, Jordan's doctors knew they could help. The Australian infant was fitted for hearing aids, and as soon as they were switched on, he heard his mom's voice for the very first time. In the video below, you'll see that the expression on his face is absolutely priceless. He grins and giggles when he hears his mom speak to him, and it's all incredibly touching.
Jordan's mother summed up the family's difficult—yet ultimately inspiring—journey. “In his short life, we have already been to 22 appointments as well as hospital [stays], and most of this time [he was] screaming and in pain, so you can imagine it was lovely to go to this appointment and see him laughing and cooing like a ‘normal’ baby should," she told Storyful.