Joanne Milne suffers from Usher Syndrome, a rare disease that left her deaf since birth and even took her sight in her twenties.
Thanks to the power of science, she has just regained some hearing with the help of a cochlear implant.
British news channel Birmingham Mail News posted the powerful moment, originally uploaded online by Joanne’s friend Tremayne Crossley, when she hears for the first time at the clinic, and naturally breaks down in tears.
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Cochlear Implants are amazing, relatively new technology that gives certain hearing-impaired people the ability to hear in a very real sense by replacing the hair cells that do not work in the inner ear with special hardware.
The Internet‘s viral video world was first introduced to the power of the implant when then-deaf Sarah Churman heard for the first time in an emotional viral video from 2011. That video currently stands with over 16 million views.
Now Catherine Arnold‘s 26 year old deaf niece Amy has gone viral after this touching six month old video of her first experience with her new cochlear implant started making the round online this weekend.
Amy has never heard her parents or her son before her implant and now she finally can hear her little six year old boy yell, “Hi mom!”
Ironically, it’s the little things in life that we often take for granted that are the most magical.
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