Magic Moment Farmer's Daughter Hears For The First Time
The moment a little girl could hear for the very first time has been caught on camera.
Macy Storer, from Western Australia's wheatbelt, stared in wonder as her hearing aids were turned on and sound filled her ears for the first time.
As her parents called her name, the teary toddler can be seen grabbing her ears as she gazed from one person to the next, looking perplexed.
Seconds later, Wiggles music filled the air and little Macy lit up as "hot potato," rang around the room.
"Today our youngest daughter had the sound 'switched on' for the very first time," her father Tristan Storer posted to Twitter, alongside the video.
"Can’t speak highly enough of the team at hearing Australia who have guided us through this journey over the last month".
The adorable footage was watched more than 730,000 times in just 48 hours, with hundreds of people thanking the proud dad for sharing the momentous occasion.
"Thanks for sharing, made my day. Reminded me about what is important in life," said one user.
"What an amazing moment," said a second.
Even Anthony Wiggle himself jumped on board, admitting that it was "an honour" to play a small part.
Storer has since posted an update, explaining that while Macy grew to like her new ears quite quickly, she remains a little uncertain.
"She was really good yesterday afternoon, had a bath and was actually looking for her new ears while getting dressed afterwards," he said, adding that "she took a bit of convincing to get them in this morning but once they were in she seemed really happy".
Alison King is the Principal Audiologist for Paediatric Service Hearing Australia and said that each child's response to sound is unique.
"Sometimes they can be quite surprised, sometimes they can be overwhelmed," she told 10 daily.
"Every child is different, sometimes you see hesitation and confusion and other times there's a lovely big grin," confirming that 'switching on the sound' never gets old.
King explained that like anything, the hearing aids can take some time to get used to.
"While [the child is] hearing more, which can be rewarding, they are also dealing with having something in their ear".
She said that it is important to take action and help those children who can't hear.
"If families are ever concerned about a child's hearing, always follow up. As soon as you can intervene the better they will be".