When someone lives with a disability, society sometimes struggles to see the individual beyond that. Simply Beings is a podcast that shows people as more than their disadvantages and explores the hardships they face because of societal perceptions.
In episode two, Sheetal Singh discovers how a split-second slip on some stairs led to a lifetime of adjusting to a cochlear implant for Wollongong TAFE teacher and filmmaker Nathan Burling.
That life-changing moment caused Nathan to lose all hearing in his left ear. He's now working on a documentary to spread awareness about cochlear implants.
Sheetal also speaks with audiology experts about the social isolation that can come with hearing loss and its mysterious connection to dementia.
Produced and Edited by Sheetal Singh
Executive Producers: Nishant Kulkarni and Gillian Aeria
Music by Wayve