When Scarlet Benjamin was born, she contracted a disease, and the treatment left her with almost complete hearing loss. Months of doctor’s visits later, Scarlet was fitted with a hearing aid that enabled her to hear her mother and sister speak for the first time. Her reaction to hearing for the first time is priceless.
Little Scarlet Benjamin from Athens, Georgia was born with some extra challenges. She was born three months premature, and while in the NICU she contracted a disease. The treatment for the disease left her unable to hear most sounds, but her parents wouldn’t give up on the hope of restoring Scarlet’s hearing.
Months of doctor’s visits later, Scarlet was given a hearing aid. Her mother explained how she felt afterward: “It’s 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.”