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In photos: Three-year-old Auguste Majkowski is given the gift of hearing

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Neurosurgeon Marc Schwartz, right, and pediatric neurosurgeon Mark Krieger, left, perform an auditory brain stem implant for 3-year-old Auguste Majkowski at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, May 6, 2014.

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Sophie Gareau, right, looks in on her son Auguste Majkowski during a visit as the three-year-old recovers in his crib at Children's Hospital Los Angeles May 11, 2014 in Los Angeles. Auguste was implanted with a auditory brain stem device in a roughly six-hour surgery on May 6, 2014.

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Mom checks new implant of three year old Auguste Majkowski at home on July 22, 2014. Auguste had a risky operation to help him hear.

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Auguste Majkowski, 3, gets changed by his mom Sophie Gareau at their Montreal home on Tuesday.

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Sophie Gareau checks the new implant of her three year old son Auguste Majkowski at home on July 22, 2014. Auguste had a risky operation to help him hear.

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Three year old Auguste Majkowski (2nd R) has sign language lessons with his family -Daria (4yrs old- 3rdL) mom Sophie Gareau holding 15month old Gaspar (far L) and dad Christophe Majkowski (c) at home on July 22, 2014. Auguste had a risky operation to help him hear.

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Sophie tells bedtime stories to her children -three year old Auguste Majkowski Daria (4yrs old) and Gaspar (15 mnths on L) at home on July 22, 2014. Auguste had a risky operation to help him hear.

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Three year old Auguste Majkowski (Front ) with family - mom Sophie Gareau (R), dad Christophe Majkowski (back L ) siblings Gaspar (15 mnths) and Daria (4 yrs ) at home on July 22, 2014. Auguste had a risky operation to help him hear.

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