Thursday, April 3, 2014

"How I heard for the first time … and became an internet sensation"

If you saw a video recently of a woman from England who cried when she had her cochlear implants turned on, you may already know Jo Milne. She writes in the Guardian, "Last week I hit the headlines when a video of me hearing for the first time after having cochlear implants fitted went viral. If you have no hearing it is difficult to imagine what it will be like to hear for the first time, and I was completely overwhelmed by the experience. I was born profoundly deaf, although this wasn't immediately obvious to doctors.." Read more of her story, in her own words, here.