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Deaf Woman Hears For The First Time : Watch her reaction!
Deaf Woman, 40, Hears For The First Time

Deaf Woman Hears For The First Time : Watch her reaction!

Joanne Milne, a 40-year-old woman from England, suffers from the rare condition known as Ushers Syndrome.

Joanne was born deaf and registered blind. She was recently fitted with bilateral cochlear implants as seen in the above video, which allow her to hear.

The moment when her implants were first switched on, captured on video by her mother, show a beautiful flood of emotion as she realizes she can hear for the first time.

“Wow, it’s amazing,” Milne told the audiologist.

The video was filmed Monday. Milne, who also lost her vision in her 20s, had to wait a few weeks after her operation before the implants could be switched on.

“It was so emotional, I could not stop crying,” she told the BBC.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham says Milne will now work to learn to recognize the sounds she can hear, something she is already experimenting with and enjoying.

“I’ve heard the birds, running water, even the ping a light switch. When I first did it, I had to go on, off, on, off. I tried it about 10 times because I had to hear it again and again . It’s what most people take for granted, switching on the lights. It sounded so beautiful to me,” Milne told the BBC.


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