A British woman born deaf was able to hear for the first time in 39 years. After a life of complete silence, Jo heard the first sound ever thanks to a cochlear implant. The touching moment was filmed and released online.
Jo Milne suffered from Usher syndrome, which can also cause vision loss in addition to decreased hearing. She finally decided to undergo surgery for cochlear implant. The surgery was a success, and Jo could hear for the first time: “Every hair on my body stood up, a feeling like electricity was pulsing through me. There was tingling inside me like no sensation I’ve ever felt before.”