My Beautiful Cyborg

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Summary

March 3 is World Hearing Day. And 2018 was a very special World Hearing Day for Caroline for two reasons. First, Caroline can hear because she received a cochlear implant on December 12, 2017, and it was activated on January 29, 2018. As a result, Caroline wanted to do a second special thing: officially thank the people of Alberta and Canada for her hearing - because Canada has universal health care. Caroline and Andreas will never see a bill for the implant or processor.

Andreas notes its impractical to thank everyone individually. Instead, in this episode, Caroline thanks the people of Alberta through her guest, Alberta's Minister of Health, Sarah Hoffman.

Before leaving, Minister Hoffman gives Caroline the scoop with news about a new infant screen program in Alberta that has already produced results.

 

Special thanks to the Edmonton Office of Canadian Hard of Hearing Association.

Show Notes

March 3 is World Hearing Day. And 2018 was a very special World Hearing Day for Caroline for two reasons. First, Caroline can hear because she received a cochlear implant on December 12, 2017, and it was activated on January 29, 2018. As a result, Caroline wanted to do a second special thing: officially thank the people of Alberta and Canada for her hearing - because Canada has universal health care. Caroline and Andreas will never see a bill for the implant or processor. Andreas notes its impractical to thank everyone individually. Instead, in this episode, Caroline thanks the people of Alberta through her guest, Alberta's Minister of Health, Sarah Hoffman. Before leaving, Minister Hoffman gives Caroline the scoop with news about a new infant screen program in Alberta that has already produced results.   Special thanks to the Edmonton Office of Canadian Hard of Hearing Association.

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.