The Incredible Moment A 40-Year-Old Deaf Woman Hears For The First Time

  

Joanne Milne faced an agonising four week wait after her operation before the device could be switched on and tested. This video shows the touching moment a 40-year-old woman hears for the first time thanks to medics at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Joanne Milne – who suffers from the rare condition Usher Syndrome – was filmed by her mother as her life-changing cochlear implants were switched on by doctors. The 39-year-old, from Gateshead in the North East, became overwhelmed with emotion and burst into tears after the audiology specialist at QEHB recited the days of the week.

via BirminghamMail

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  • MildBill

    Very, very uplifting indeed ! . . . Yeah, I teared up a bit, so what about it !

    • Truth goes 100 MPH

      Not a thing wrong with enjoying someone able to enjoy one of the senses God gave us. Best wishes for the woman.

  • Wiseoldlady

    Wonderful Blessings to this pretty lady. :-))))))))))))))))))

  • Pat Alexander

    Why did we go to the moon and beyond? Now you know! Great stuff!

    • Mileaway

      WTH does that have to do with it? Are you saying this is because of Moon rocks and aliens? Or would a better analogy would be: “This is what we get when we apply technology to helping humans instead of..”

  • DollarBill

    God has surly blessed this beautiful person.It’s amazing and wonderous and I’m so happy for her.

  • combatvet52

    I would love to give this gal a big hug I can understand what she went through I lost hearing in my left ear back in 1990 and i wear a hearing aid in my right ear which without the aid my hearing is down to about 30% I don’t wish hearing loss on my worse enemy, the volume on the TV is up high it’s a problem on the phone mostly the cell phones, there is one possibility if i’m a candidate for an tiny implant receiver the size of a dime if not smaller, only thing is it’s a $40 K job just can’t afford it.
    So pretty lady you have it now take good care of it, I still say my loss was partly from firing the mortars on the front line, and to the machines at work later in life.

  • Nikita63

    The scumbag Nancy Pelosi has just called anyone celebrating human life dumb, while accepting an award for promoting the death of the unborn, from PLANNED PAERENTHOOD. I would prefer to see this sort of story than to listen to a heartless and UTTERLY subhuman dreg of humanity like her but, it says a lot about THIS society, that so many, especially in THIS degenerate government, AGREE WITH HER! God bless Joanne Milne and the specialists at Birmingham’s Queen’ s Hospital for what together, they have given us all: hope for a better world in spite of the fact it is politically incorrect to hope these days!

  • PeaverBogart

    My sister is deaf, but she probably wouldn’t be a candidate for this procedure because of her age and income bracket.

  • JoAnn Barrick

    I am so happy for her, I can’t even imagine how it would be not to hear. Absolutely AWESOME !!!

  • Jackie

    How wonderful. I think I would be anxious to hear my husband say I love you. And hear my children say mommy. I wish nothing but good for this lady blessed with a miracle.

  • jobird

    Being hard of hearing and wearing aids myself ,I can just imagine how she felt. God Bless her and
    pray all goes well.

  • Mileaway

    Perfect use of technology. Who gives a dookie if there are rocks on Mars! Just think what we could do if we used the money and brain power we use on NASA to help humans instead look for meteors and aliens.

  • Doc

    Amazing how well she understands and speaks the English language, never having
    heard it before………..

  • Joe Lineman

    Another lesson for us all that we take sooooooooo much for granted.

  • John Moses Browning

    Awesome, truly awesome. She has lived her life without the gift of hearing and now she has it. For most of us, the closest thing would be to gain a “Superpower”! Imagine suddenly being able to see in the dark, have telescopic vision or be able to move physical things with your mind. This woman has lived it, she gained something wonderful, something she never thought she would have.
    Though if it were I introducing here to sound, I would want it to be something special for her first sounds… maybe Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” or Pachebel’s “Canon” something that she could listen to again & again & remember a very special moment in her life.

  • gonaes

    Joanne, all the best. Enjoy your new life. Enjoy the sounds that will surround you from here on in.

  • Taking care of business!

    This is a tear-jerker. God bless her and the technology!

  • EMIRCITNA

    SO MANY PEOPLE take for granted their natural abilities to SEE, HEAR, SPEAK, WALK, SMELL, GRASP and FEEL….until they meet someone who lacks one or more of those abilities!
    Bottom Line; “There was a man who complained because he had no shoes, UNTIL he saw a man that had….no feet”!!!

  • Dan

    Ir’s amazing that she can talk and know what a high pitch is without ever hearing. That’s great!.

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