- Tyne Tees
A profoundly deaf woman has been filmed hearing sounds for the first time.
39-year-old Joanne Milne, from Gateshead, was filmed by her mother on a mobile phone the moment her life-changing cochlear implants were switched on.
The video has gone viral on social networks.
Joanne, who used to live in Sheffield, became overwhelmed with emotion after the specialist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham recited the days of the week.
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