My Beautiful Cyborg

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Summary

After months of appointments, tests, reading, more reaching, discussion, counseling, and a final bit of consultation, Caroline is less than two weeks from her implant surgery. There's no need to qualify that with "life changing," Caroline's mind is filled with pre and post surgery thoughts. Everything is unfamiliar. She's already started to think about all the positive changes coming, and it's freaking her out. A bit. "Overwhelmed" is how Caroline describes what she's feeling - an overwhelming sense of gratitude, adventure, and uncertainty. "What if hearing Caroline is awful? What if I turn into a bitch?" In today's episode, Caroline mines her thoughts, and then she shares a Q&A with a group of friends during her annual Christmas party. "Is it going to be unsettling?" Caroline provides answers and insights to the group, about what it's like to lose your hearing and the implant process. In turn her friends provide lots of love and support with stories and insights of their own. It's a pre-surgery love-in with friends from all parts of life. Even the form of the conversation takes Caroline's hearing into account - it's one speaker at a time. That's the kind of conversation that puts a smile on My Beautiful Cyborg.

Next Episode: Monday, December 4, 2017

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Caroline's Cochlear Implant Manufacturer - COCHLEAR USA

 

Show Notes

After months of appointments, tests, reading, more reaching, discussion, counseling, and a final bit of consultation, Caroline is less than two weeks from her implant surgery. There's no need to qualify that with "life changing," Caroline's mind is filled with pre and post surgery thoughts. Everything is unfamiliar. She's already started to think about all the positive changes coming, and it's freaking her out. A bit. "Overwhelmed" is how Caroline describes what she's feeling - an overwhelming sense of gratitude, adventure, and uncertainty. "What if hearing Caroline is awful? What if I turn into a bitch?" In today's episode, Caroline mines her thoughts, and then she shares a Q&A with a group of friends during her annual Christmas party. "Is it going to be unsettling?" Caroline provides answers and insights to the group, about what it's like to lose your hearing and the implant process. In turn her friends provide lots of love and support with stories and insights of their own. It's a pre-surgery love-in with friends from all parts of life. Even the form of the conversation takes Caroline's hearing into account - it's one speaker at a time. That's the kind of conversation that puts a smile on My Beautiful Cyborg. Next Episode: Monday, December 4, 2017 http://mybeautifulcyborg.com Caroline's Cochlear Implant Manufacturer - COCHLEAR USA  

What is My Beautiful Cyborg?

SEASON 3 - My Beautiful Cyborg: A love Story About Hearing - Most of 2019 was about podcasting, but Caroline was listening, not recording. Now the story continues with ongoing experience. The emotions are still big, with gratitude front and centre. Season three will also introduce new voices - audiologists, voice actors, broadcasters, and public speakers - we'll explore hearing from people who rely on it. The baby steps are over; join Caroline as she breaks into a run. And Andreas tries to keep up.

SEASON 2 - My Beautiful Cyborg: A Love Story About Hearing.
"Hearing isn't all about sound, it's about each other." Now Caroline is #deafnotdeaf. It has to be all good news right? Absolutely! But it’s possible to be OVERjoyed. Caroline and Andreas talk about coming out of the fog of a quiet life and reflect on adapting to hearing again. They thought they had an exciting story to tell before. It turns out hearing is like an onion. A very big onion. My Beautiful Cyborg has discovered more about hearing and how it connects us than she imagined.

SEASON 1 - The Candidate
Caroline is hard of hearing. To be more accurate, without hearing aids, Caroline is "late deafened." After a lifetime of degenerative hearing loss, hearing aids won’t do the trick anymore. So, Caroline is going to become a cyborg. She’s on the path to receive a cochlear implant. Not to put too fine a point on it, but Caroline is going to become a cyborg. She’s getting a cochlear implant will replace the parts of hr hearing that doesn’t work. Caroline can’t wait. In Episode 1 of My Beautiful Cyborg, you’ll meet Caroline and learn a little bit about her hearing loss, and what stage she’s at in the cochlear implant process. They’re putting what in my head? I have to go shopping? I’ll be DEAF DEAF?! Caroline has questions, and we talk through the answers. Meet Caroline, My Beautiful Cyborg.