Breaking the silence
Jo Milne had lived a whole life, severely hearing impaired from birth. Just before she turned thirty, Jo was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, a rare genetic and progressive condition that will slowly leave her deaf and blind.
In 2014, she made the life-changing decision to undergo major surgery. She was given cochlear implants to help her hear better. Every moment of Jo’s days since the surgery has become a journey of discovery.
More than 12 million people watched the poignant video of 39-year-old Jo Milne’s cochlear implants being turned on.
Breaking the Silence is a remarkable and beautifully written memoir that will serve as an inspiration to all who read it. Varying, heartbreaking and heartwarming, it is the incredibly uplifting life story of a woman who refused to give up hope and always lives life with a smile on her face.
Watch Jo hear for the first time here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyDdVJ81Ixs