Deaf 2-Year-Old Freaks Out When He Hears Mom’s Voice for the First Time SHARE: Tweet He’s 2 years old, and until now, baby Cooper has never heard his mother’s voice. It looks like the toddler was just equipped with a cochlear implant, a device that restores hearing to patients with damaged inner-ear hair cells. Watch him freak out — and try to keep yourself from filling up with rainbows. I’m proud to share a name with this kid. [The Chive] Get updates from Cooper (the writer) on Twitter: Follow Follow us! Click and Follow Us MOST RECENT BY Cooper Fleishman:How to Use Comic SansThe 10 Meanest Autocorrect PranksWho's More Employable: Romney Face-Tattoo Guy or This Czech Presidential Candidate?