The world opens up for a 4-year-old who lost his hearing as a toddler

Jace Aguilar received a cochlear implant and now enjoys basketball games.
1:33 | 01/15/18

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Transcript for The world opens up for a 4-year-old who lost his hearing as a toddler
Aleve. All Day Strong. Finally tonight the miracle of sound for one little boy. It is America strong. Here's Adrienne Bankert. Reporter: 4-year-old Jace Lee loves to play. He likes basketball. But on his own he can't hear the game. When you wake up, you hear stuff. And it's not the same way for him. Reporter: At home in north Texas, his parents say Jace lost his hearing as a toddler. Classified as having severe to profound deafness by doctors, he was equipped with a hearing aid. But a cochlear implant opened up all kinds of possibilities. Just days ago, at his first ever Dallas mavericks game, Jace heard this beat. ??? We walked out of the suite and he just was like, "Oohh." What's that? Reporter: The family follows the sound down the hall to find the heart stirring percussion of the team's drumline where Jace hears live music for the very first time. Full of amazement and finding his rhythm, dancing. It's just really great to see something that normally everybody else gets to experience with their kids. Reporter: The Mavs have invited the family back for another game. And while Jace still signs -- ??? a-b-c ??? Reporter: He's now communicating with the universal language of music. Loud and clear. Adrienne Bankert, ABC news, new York. Thank you for joining us on this Sunday night. "Gma" first thing in the morning. David is back here tomorrow night. I'm Cecilia Vega in New York. Have a great night.

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