If there is one thing the Internet loves its cochlear implants. Namely, watching people with cochlear implants react to having them switched on for the first time.

26-year-old Amy has been deaf since birth, but thanks to the miracle that is modern science, she recently heard the sound of her parents' voices, as well as the sound of her 6-year-old son's voice for the very first time.

Amy's aunt Catherine caught the emotional moment on camera, and filed this update, just over six months later:

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[Amy] is continuing her hard work of speech and sound therapy to distinguish what sound is. Her pronunciation has improved vastly and she can hear words and especially music! Naturally, after a lifetime of lip reading and signing, it is still necessary for her to rely on that skill to have conversation in a group. Every day is new and sometimes an exhausting experience. She loves the challenge to improve yet more and she is a joy to be around.

[H/T: Viral Viral Videos]