Little girl hears her first sounds after adoption by family uniquely equipped to help her

POSTED: Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 7:04pm

It's a moment that was nearly two years in the making.

In December, a Tulsa, Oklahoma family was finally able to adopt a 5-year-old hearing impaired girl from China with whom they fell in love last June.

On Tuesday, thanks to a cochlear implant, their daughter was able to hear for the first time.

Jayde Scholl was placed in a Chinese orphanage after she was found abandoned in a town square when she was 8 months old.

She had never had access to hearing devices of any kind until she was adopted by the Tulsa family -- a family uniquely equipped to help her learn how to hear.

Jaque is a doctor of audiology at the Scholl Center, a speech and hearing clinic. The Scholls were in a position to not only love Jayde but to truly help her.

International adoptions take time. However, the window to help Jayde was closing.

"When you have a child who is 5 years old and first getting sound, we've missed a lot critical time for speech and language," Jaque explains.

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