• Joanne Milne suffers the rare condition Usher Syndrome
  • It left her deaf since birth and in her mid-20s it claimed her sight
  • Last month the 40-year-old underwent a life-changing operation to have cochlear implants fitted
  • She waited anxiously for four weeks before they could be switched on
  • Overcome with emotion, fighting back the tears and gasping for breath, Ms Milne breaks down as her doctor recites the days of the week
  • She said the switch on had been the ‘most emotional and overwhelming’ experience of her life