The young lady in the video, her name is Sarah Churman. Born deaf, at age 29, she waits patiently while the nurse makes adjustments to her hearing implant. This will be the first time she’s about to hear herself.
Sarah looks like she’s already been crying because she’s sniffling. Either that or she has a cold. More likely she’s been crying before the video came on, or she’s on the verge of it.
Sarah says, “it’s beeping”. The nurse replies about something technically being on. Sarah laughs excitedly, covers her mouth and starts crying – overcome – overwhelmed.
The nurse encouragingly tells her, “it’s exciting!”
She keeps on crying. Not surprising considering it’s her first time.
The nurse asks her what it sounds like. To which she replies, “I don’t wanna hear myself cry.” Then she laughs a bit, then cries.
Then the nurse asks her, “can you hear me?” “Can you hear your voice? Does it sound loud?” She replies that it’s not that loud, but that her laughter is!
The nurse reassures her that in time, she’ll get used to all of it.
Sarah starts crying again, then laughs, and laughs.
Her husband (shooting the video) laughs too. It’s the first time she’s hearing him as well.
What a beautiful intimate moment to witness. And an incredibly personal one for her to share with the world.