Living in SilenceHealth, Lifestyle, New Zealand|2020|06:50|G
Losing your hearing is frightening, frustrating and lonely. Cochlear implants can be a miracle. But the government will only pay for 40 adults to have the surgery each year with hundreds waiting for an implant, with no real hope of relief. Surgeons say it’s a silent torture and they are tired of playing God in deciding who is most in need. Andrea Vance and Iain McGregor investigate.