Joanne Milne suffers from a rare condition called Usher Syndrome. The 40-year-old has been deaf since birth, and lost her sight to the disease in her mid-20s.
After being fitted with a cochlear implant last month, Joanne had to wait four weeks before her doctor could turn on the device and make sure the operation had been a success. As you can imagine, she was overwhelmed upon first hearing her doctor's voice.
"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," Joanne told The Daily Mail.