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The Resource Breaking the silence : my journey of discovery as I learned to hear for the first time, Jo Milne

Breaking the silence : my journey of discovery as I learned to hear for the first time, Jo Milne

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Breaking the silence : my journey of discovery as I learned to hear for the first time
Title
Breaking the silence
Title remainder
my journey of discovery as I learned to hear for the first time
Statement of responsibility
Jo Milne
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Language
eng
Summary
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 that 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 rare genetic and progressive condition that will one day rob her of her sight altogether. 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 her disabilities affect the way she embraces life however there was always so much that she was missing. 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. She has been able to hear the voice of her own mother who has stood by her and helped her through some of her darkest moments. She has heard birds sing, people chatting and the sound of children laughing. She is embarking on an incredible journey through four missed generations of music - from the hymns she missed in school assembly to sweeping orchestral performances, from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to the music of this very moment and everything in between. 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Milne, Jo
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Milne, Jo
  • Usher's syndrome
  • Deaf women
  • Deafblind women
Target audience
adult
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Breaking the silence : my journey of discovery as I learned to hear for the first time, Jo Milne
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volume
Content category
  • still image
  • still image
Control code
000054326326
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 262 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781473606012
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)904034823
Label
Breaking the silence : my journey of discovery as I learned to hear for the first time, Jo Milne
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • still image
Control code
000054326326
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 262 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781473606012
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)904034823

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