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Deaf 40-year-old woman hears sound for first time – video | World news | theguardian.com

29 Mar

Deaf 40-year-old woman hears sound for first time – video | World news | theguardian.com.

This is pretty amazing, and if you’re a person like me, you’ll need a box of tissues nearby.

Amateur footage shows the moment Joanne Milne, who has been deaf since birth and is now 40 years old, hears for the first time.

Joanne has a rare medical condition called Usher syndrome, and as a result also began to lose her vision in her 20s. She was fitted with cochlear implants at a hospital in Birmingham in February, and is visibly overcome with emotion when hearing a nurse read the days of the week. Watch

EDIT UPDATE: Here’s a video from youtube which shows Joanne reacting to what’s being said to her as she hears them for the first time.

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