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Breaking the Silence
Author: Jo Milne

ISBN: 9781473606036
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 31 May 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8 x 1.8
Description:
Over 12 million people watched the poignant video of the moment that 39 year old Jo Milne's cochlear implants were switched on allowing her to hear for the first time in her life. She became an internet sensation and a world-wide news phenomenon and attracted support from Lauren Laverne, Caitlin Moran and India Knight. This is her extraordinary life story.

Imagine for a moment that you have never heard the voices of those you love, the music on the radio, the sound of birdsong at dawn, nor the persistent passing traffic on the road you walk down. Now imagine that the lips you have watched moving, the faces that you have smiled at, the words that you read in front of you all slowly start to disappear too. It's hard to comprehend, isn't it?

Jo Milne had already lived a lifetime surrounded by silence, profoundly deaf from birth, when she began to lose her sight. Just before turning thirty, Jo was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, a condition that will progressively affect her eyesight too.

Although at this lowest ebb Jo suffered from deep depression, she has always been determined to live her life to the full. Jo has never let ...

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