Mar 28, 2014

Deaf Since Birth. This Woman Hears for the First Time in 40 Years

 

Joanne Milne from Gateshead, England has been deaf since birth. Joanne suffers from Ushers syndrome, a rare medical condition that has also impacted her vision. The 40-year-old was fitted with bilateral cochlear implants in February but had to wait four weeks to determine if the operation was a success.

Joanne’s friend Tremayne Crossley was on hand to witness the moment the implants were switched on. Tremayne also created a music playlist for her friend (full list here). The first song? John Lennon’s Imagine.

 

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