Born three months premature, Ryan Aprea was diagnosed as "profoundly deaf" and spent the first seven months of his life in the hospital.
Despite the devastating news, his parents were told he was the ideal candidate for a hearing aid called a cochlear implant.
The video below shows Ryan's reaction to hearing his mother's voice for the first time, and it's truly a magical moment.
A word of advice: grab the tissues before you watch!
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