Formerly deaf woman hears music for the first time in 40 years – watch

A playlist for Milne was played earlier this week on BBC6 Music

Formerly deaf woman hears music for the first time in 40 years – watch

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A deaf woman has been able to listen to music for the first time in 40 years – watch the moment below.

Jo Milne has been deaf since birth due to Usher syndrome, a disorder that can cause visual impairment, as well as hearing loss. Milne was fitted with a cochlear implant back in February, but has had to wait over a month for the device to be switched on.

In an interview with the Journal, Milne said: "The switch-on was the most emotional and overwhelming experience of my life and I'm still in shock now. The first day everybody sounded robotic and I have to learn to recognise what these sounds are as I build a sound library in my brain."

A friend of Milne's created an 'Introduction To Music' playlist for her, which includes artists such as Bruce Springsteen[a/] (pictured), [a]Nirvana and Prince.

BBC6 Music played the playlist in full for Milne earlier this week.

The full tracklisting for the tape:

Ken Boothe – 'Everything I Own'
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 'She’s the One' - Live at Hammersmith Odeon
Paul McCartney – 'Silly Love Songs'
Joni Mitchell – 'Black Crow'
Steely Dan – 'Peg'
Electric Light Orchestra – 'Mr. Blue Sky'
Gary Numan – 'Are 'Friends' Electric?'
The Specials – 'Do Nothing'
Soft Cell – 'Tainted Love'
The Jam – 'Town Called Malice'
Eurythmics – 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)'
Prince – 'When Doves Cry'
Kate Bush – 'Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)'
The Smiths – 'Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others'
Fleetwood Mac – 'Big Love' (Lindsey Buckingham solo acoustic version)
Tracy Chapman – 'Fast Car'
The The – 'August & September'
Deee-Lite – 'Groove Is In The Heart'
Ozric Tentacles – 'Sploosh!'
INXS – 'Baby Don’t Cry'
Nirvana – 'All Apologies'
Richard Thompson – 'King Of Bohemia'
Pulp – 'Common People'
Everything But The Girl – 'Missing'
Foo Fighters – 'Everlong'
Massive Attack – 'Teardrop'
Jimmy Eat World – 'For Me This Is Heaven'
The Avalanches – 'Frontier Psychiatrist'
Daft Punk – 'Digital Love'
The Streets – 'Turn The Page'
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – 'Maps'
Beastie Boys – 'An Open Letter To NYC'
Nine Inch Nails – 'The Hand That Feeds'
Arctic Monkeys – 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor'
Radiohead - 'Jigsaw Falling Into Place'
Elbow - 'One Day Like This'
Maximo Park – 'Tanned'
Gruff Rhys – 'Shark Ridden Waters'
The Joy Formidable – 'Whirring'
Bat For Lashes – 'Laura'
Haim – 'Don’t Save Me'


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