Joanne Milne was born with a rare condition known as Usher Syndrome. The 40-year-old from Gateshead UK has been profoundly deaf since birth.Now the incredible life-changing moment that cochlear implants allowed her to hear for the very first time has been captured on video.

The video was filmed by her mother at a hospital in Birmingham which shows Joanne break down as she is overwhelmed with pleasure at being able to hear for the very first time after the implants were turned on!

Joanne Milne is looking forward to the best part to test her hearing skills – music! It’s believed her friends have chosen their favourite songs from each year of her life, which includes Paul McCartney, to give her a crash course on what she has missed out on. Have a look at her reaction after hearing for the first time in the video below: