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Posted on Mar 27, 2014

Watch The Beautiful Moment A Woman Who Was Born Deaf Hears For The First Time

After 40 years of silence, hearing the days of the week read aloud would be pretty overwhelming.

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.

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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.

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