4-month-old Matthew was born with congenital cytomegalovirus. The description on the video says that it’s similar to Zika virus, in that it leads to non-hereditary birth defects, in this case deafness. He was born 8 weeks early at only 2 pounds and 11 ounces. He was in NICU for 47 days.
He received hearing aids at just 4 months old, and when he hears his mother for the first time, his eyes open up in amazement. He starts crying then, and mom made a joke about her voice not being very pleasant. A touching moment with a splash of humor. Check out the video.