'Absolutely delightful': Harrogate Dad shares clip of moment he turns baby's hearing aids on

'Absolutely delightful': Harrogate Dad shares clip of moment he turns baby's hearing aids on

Published by May Norman at 1:19pm 7th December 2019. (Updated at 1:32pm 7th December 2019)

Harrogate parents share moment deaf daughter's hearing aid is turned on

  • Paul Addison from Harrogate has shared a heartwarming clip of the moment he turned on his deaf daughter's hearing aid.
  • Four-month-old Georgina is full of smiles in the video, posted on Twitter.
  • Georgina was diagnosed as severely deaf in September.

A father from Harrogate has delighted social media users by sharing a clip of the moment he turns on his severely deaf daughter's hearing aids.

Paul Addison's four-month-old baby Georgina can be seen waving her arms and smiling in the Twitter video.

The 32-year-old tweeted the clip with the caption: "When our daughter's new hearing aids are turned on in the morning."

Baby Georgina was diagnosed as severely deaf in September, and wears a hearing aid in each ear to amplify sound.

Mr Addison decided to share the "lightbulb moment" with the world after she had been wearing the aids for a few weeks.

He told Sky News:

"When I found that she had hearing problems I just switched into practical mode and optimistic mode.

"I just had to find out what could be done about it.

"Thankfully the hearing aids were provided by the NHS."

Mr Addison added:

"They have improved her hearing greatly and we are overjoyed about that, but it is the start of a long road.

"She will have to have more tests on her hearing in future."

Mr Addison described his daughter's reaction as "chirpy and cheery" and said the moment is particularly emotional for him as he cannot hear with his left ear.

He continued:

"When we turn her hearing aids on each morning it is absolutely delightful, really wonderful.

"She's more happy, more alert, and she can hear her mother's voice.

"I'm so just so happy that the clip has been enjoyed so many people across the world."

The video, which was posted on Twitter on Thursday, has already been liked thousands of times.

It was also watched 150,000 times in under 24 hours.

Are you doing Dry January?