My Beautiful Cyborg

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Summary

So there we were, recording an episode on the reliability of technology, especially when it's installed in your body, and the studio computer died. Well, it didn't die exactly, but it was unusable with a problem that was equally spontaneous, mysterious, and frustrating. Episode 5 is the laptop episode. The good news is Caroline spoke with Melanie Monaghan, the audiologist who referred Caroline to be evaluated for an implant.

Caroline forgets she's conducting an interview, and it becomes just your average every day discussion about having a electronics installed in your body so you can hear normally. But Melanie's story is also complicated, because she suffered a childhood accident and other medical issues that required her to have multiple surgeries. All's well that ends well - she has her master's degree in audiology.

My Beautiful Cyborg talks to another beautiful cyborg, just days before her surgery.

Show Notes

So there we were, recording an episode on the reliability of technology, especially when it's installed in your body, and the studio computer died. Well, it didn't die exactly, but it was unusable with a problem that was equally spontaneous, mysterious, and frustrating. Episode 5 is the laptop episode. The good news is Caroline spoke with Melanie Monaghan, the audiologist who referred Caroline to be evaluated for an implant. Caroline forgets she's conducting an interview, and it becomes just your average every day discussion about having a electronics installed in your body so you can hear normally. But Melanie's story is also complicated, because she suffered a childhood accident and other medical issues that required her to have multiple surgeries. All's well that ends well - she has her master's degree in audiology. My Beautiful Cyborg talks to another beautiful cyborg, just days before her surgery.

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.