Sometimes its good to remind ourselves of the impact that can be had on patients.
UK resident Joanne Milne was born deaf. She suffers from a rare condition known as Usher Syndrome, a genetic disorder that leads to blindness and deafness. About a month ago Milne received cochlear implants, but has had to wait four weeks for the devices to be activated.
Her mother was on hand to document the powerful and emotional moment when Milne heard for the first time.
Head to Birmhingham Mail to read more of Milne's story.
Here's another video simulating what Milne's first hearing experience may have been like.