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This is the moment an adorable baby boy heard his mother's voice for the first time.
Camdyn Holger was born with bilateral moderate to severe hearing loss in August 2017, meaning he could hear anything below screaming level.
November - Months - Doctors - Appointments - Treatments
But in November, after months of doctors appointments and treatments, he was able to respond to sound for the first time with the help of a hearing device.
Camdyn's facial expressions transitioned from confused to excited when he heard his 20-year-old mother Vanessa say 'hey!' in a video of the touching moment, released today.
Daily - Mail - Online - Vanessa - Seconds
Speaking to Daily Mail Online, Vanessa described those few seconds as 'pretty special and awesome.'
Holger said her 'everything went as planned' during the delivery and Camdyn was born a healthy baby.
But she became concerned when he failed the newborn hearing screening twice.
Holger, a mother-of-two with no family history of hearing loss, was told not to worry because very few of the 10 percent of infants who fail this test have permanent hearing loss.
Reasons - Fluid - Ear - Movement - Exam
The reasons for it range from fluid in the ear to head movement to crying through their exam.
But Holger, who has a rare form of diabetes called Maturing Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY), believed her condition and her insulin levels during the pregnancy may have had something to do with Camdyn's hearing loss, since low or high insulin levels are known to cause birth defects.
Insulin - Levels - Pregnancy - Holger - Daily
'My insulin levels were increased during pregnancy,' Holger told Daily Mail Online. 'I had to give myself shots of insulin in the morning, at night and before I ate any meals.'
Holger then scheduled an appointment with an audiologist in Oregon where they diagnosed Camdyn with bilateral moderate to severe sensorineual hearing loss, a disorder that can affect language development.
November - Camdyn - Hearing - Aid
In November, Camdyn received his new hearing aid.
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