Breaking the Silence : My Journey of Discovery as Transformative Surgery Allowed Me to Hear for the First Time Hardback
by Jo Milne
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 rare genetic and progressive condition that will one day rob her of her sight altogether. In 2014 she made a life-changing decision to undergo major surgery.
She had cochlear implants fitted allowing her to hear for the first time.
Every moment of Jo's days since the operation has become a journey of discovery. 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.
Breaking the Silence is a remarkable and beautifully written memoir that will serve as an inspiration to everyone who reads it.
By turns, heart-breaking and heart-warming, it is the incredibly uplifting life-story of a woman who refused to give up hope and always lives life with a smile upon her face. Watch Jo hear for the first time here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyDdVJ81Ixs
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 26/02/2015
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9781473606005