Deaf Joanne Milne HEARS for the first time with cochlear implants in moving video
In an amasing video, Joanne Milne, from Gateshead, a town in northeast England, is recorded as she hears sound for the first time after she underwent a life-changing operation to fit cochlear implants. The video documents the moment Ms. Milne's doctor tests the functionality of the cochlear implants. Ms. Milne, 40, suffers the rare condition called Usher Syndrome, which had left her deaf since birth and claimed her sight in her mid-20s. The cochlear implants have restored her sense of sound.
Ms. Milne's inspirational medical miracle story has moved many people, and she's attracted many supporters, including a mention on Twitter DJ Lauren Laverne, from BBC6 Radio.
Just watched a video of today's #MemoryTape recipient having her cochlear implant turned on and hearing for the first time. Studio in floods— Lauren Laverne (@laurenlaverne) March 26, 2014