What’s It Like to Hear Live Music for the First Time? (This is Pretty Cool)

For all of her 41 years, Joanne Milne was deaf due to a condition called Usher Syndrome. Then in her middle 20s, she went blind. Recently, though, she was given cochlear implants which allowed her to hear for the first time.

One of her great dreams was to experience Glastonbury. And that’s where she was last weekend. It was, as you might expect, magical.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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