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Girl surprises deaf father with a hearing aid and special concert

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. - In what's being called a Christmas miracle, a St. Louis man who's been deaf for more than half-a-century finally hears his daughter's voice.

Ashley Stehle prepared for her show choir Christmas concert hoping her dad's new hearing aid was going to work.

The new technology that's only been out for a year requires Ashley wear a special microphone.

"This microphone will go to this receiver and this receiver will go up to his hearing aid,” explained Ashley as she sat beside her dad before the show.

The night of the show, Ashley had a special surprise- her first solo.  No one in attendance knew she was going to try and pull this off for her dad.  She chose to sing "Daddy Please Come Home for Christmas."  When she finished, they shared an embrace that changed their lives.

"He was just closing his eyes and listening to my voice,” she said.

"It's amazing I had goose bumps all over me I'm very proud of my daughter,” said Ken Stehle.

Ashley's dad says he's grateful for his hearing aid and is amazed at how many sounds there are in everyday life.

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