"I cannot express the joy and happiness I felt when I heard my newborn grandson for the first time. His coos, his soft little sounds. I didn't care if he cried. I loved all those little sounds; the sounds I missed with my children when they were babies."

- Laurie P. - Nucleus® recipient

Hearing her grandchild's voice for the first time

Shortly after her implant was activated, Laurie was in her doctor's office waiting for a follow-up. A woman walked into the room with a little boy. The child spoke to his mother in what Laurie says was the sweetest voice she had ever heard.

At that moment, Laurie knew how much she had missed with her own four children. She had never heard their young voices.

After 46 years, Laurie cherishes the melody of another child's voice—her grandson.


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