The 39-year-old, from Gateshead in the North East, became overwhelmed with emotion and burst into tears after the audiology specialist at QEHB recited the days of the week.
This is Joanne Milne who is hearing a sound after 39 years. She was suffering from a rare disease called Usher Syndrome. She got her hearing back after cochlear implants.
This video shows the touching moment a 40-year-old woman hears for the first time thanks to medics at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Joanne Milne - who suffers from the rare condition Usher Syndrome - was filmed by her mother as her life-changing cochlear implants were switched on by doctors.
Watch the video It fills our eyes too .