Watch This 5-Year-Old Deaf Boy Hear His Mother’s Voice for the First Time

David Orekhov, 5, has autism and is also deaf, according to KMBZ News. Recently, his family made the decision to give David cochlear implants.

A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that, after being surgically implanted under the skin, can help provide a sense of sound to people who are severely hard-of-hearing or deaf, according to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

In the video below, David’s mother, Elizaveta Kolbert, talks softly to her son as he experiences sound for the first time in his life.

It’s going to change his life completely,” Kolbert told KMBZ. “I already see it.”

Watch the moment in the video below:

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