As her doctor said the days of the week out loud to her, Joanne Milne sobbed and shook.
Milne, 40, suffers from a rare condition called Usher Syndrome. She was born deaf, but recently received bilateral cochlea implants.
Her friends captured the moment she heard sound for the first time on video and posted it to YouTube.
"The switch-on was the most emotional and overwhelming experience of my life and I'm still in shock now. I have to learn to recognize what these sounds are as I build a sound library in my brain," Miline told the U.K. Journal.
"Hearing things for the first time is so emotional from the ping of a light switch to running water. I can't stop crying and I can already foresee how it's going to be life changing."
Milne also listened to music for the first time. Her first song was John Lennnon's Imagine.
Her friend, Tremayne Crossley, made Milne an introduction to music playlist with one song for each year of her life.
Milne's introduction to music playlist:
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 - Live (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 - Full Length Version / Album Version
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