“Hey Mom, Can You Hear Me?”

Such a sweet story.

Lexington School for the Deaf


A Texas mother has emerged from more than a decade of silence to hear her eight-year-old son talk for the first time.

Dawn Keim, 43, from El Paso, began losing her hearing 15 years ago due to a debilitating genetic condition.

The mother-of-three never thought she’d hear her older sons’ voices again and, when her youngest child, Asher, was born, she was devastated that she’d never be able to hear him speak.

She travelled to the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles where she received a cochlear implant – an electronic device surgically implanted in the ear of a profoundly deaf person to provide a sense of sound.

The quality isn’t the same as natural hearing, however patients are able to hear and understand speech and environmental sounds such as music.


The episode of ‘The Doctors,’ which aired last week, captures the heart-warming moment Keim hears young Asher speak for…

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