EDISON - Suffering from profound hearing loss is something that's hard for many of us to truly grasp.

A 99-year-old woman from Tewksbury has been dealing with it for years, slowly losing her hearing over time.

So she made a choice - a surgery that would help her hear. But first, she'd have to hear nothing at all.

Join Eric Landskroner for a News 12 New Jersey special, Life Sounds Great. Eric interviews the oldest person on record to receive a cochlear implant.

Check back tomorrow for Part 2 of Life Sounds Great.