This is the heartwarming moment a deaf woman was able to hear for the first time with the help of a cochlear implant.
But it was what happened straight after that blew her away. Andrea Diaz had just received the implant – an electronic device that can help people to hear who find difficulty in using hearing aids when her boyfriend used the moment to pop the question. More after the cut…
In the video posted online, Andrea can be seen breaking down as soon as she is able to hear and react to voices. That’s when her boyfriend, Kevin Peakman steps in. In the romantic proposal, he says that he wanted it to be one of the first things she hears, saying: ‘I wanted to make one of the first things that you hear me asking you to marry me.’
She immediately says ‘yes’ and tearfully says ‘I can hear your voice’.
Cochlear implants are fitted under the skin behind the ear during surgery. There are currently around 11,000 people in the UK with cochlear implants and the number is increasing each year.