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The moment a 39-year-old woman heard for the first time, thanks to cochlear implants, has been captured on video.
Joanne Milne burst into tears when she heard a nurse reading out the days of the week.
Ms Milne, from Gateshead, was born deaf and during her 20s she also began to lose her sight, due to the rare medical condition Usher syndrome.
She said she was delighted by the results of the "life-changing" procedure to fit implants.
Ms Milne said: "The switch-on was the most emotional and overwhelming experience of my life and I'm still in shock now.
Officially balling! What a great way to begin a Friday. Thanks for the share!
Note: I do believe it sounded "high pitch" because the woman DID have a rather high pitched voice.
I love happy crying. The idea of being so happy that you can't or don't want to control crying seems so beautiful.
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Yeah I saw the mixtape thing.... just amazing.
To be 39 and to have never heard the sounds of our planet, let alone the beauty that is music.
I cannot fathom how incredibly profound an experience that must have been