A YouTube user, who identifies himself as Tremayne Crossley, uploaded a video on Wednesday that seemingly shows his deaf friend hearing for the very first time.
Joanne Milne, 39, reportedly suffers from Ushers syndrome and was born deaf. She recently had “bilateral cochlea implants” fitted, allowing her to hear sounds for the first time in her life.
The video, which was going viral on Thursday, apparently shows the exact moment the implants were turned on. Understandably, the woman was completely overwhelmed and broke down crying as she enjoyed something most people take for granted every day.
“Wow,” Milne says in the video. “I’m just so amazed.”
Watch the incredible moment below:
“The switch-on was the most emotional and overwhelming experience of my life and I’m still in shock now,” Milne told The Journal. ”The first day everybody sounded robotic and I have to learn to [recognize] what these sounds are as I build a sound library in my brain.”
She continued: “Hearing things for the first time is so emotional from the ping of a light switch to running water. I can’t stop crying and I can already foresee how it’s going to be life changing.”
Milne is reportedly from Gateshead in England.
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