March 3 is World Hearing Day. And 2018 was a very special World Hearing Day for Caroline for two reasons. First, Caroline can hear because she received a cochlear implant on December 12, 2017, and it was activated on January 29, 2018. As a result, Caroline wanted to do a second special thing: officially thank the people of Alberta and Canada for her hearing – because Canada has universal health care. Caroline and Andreas will never see a bill for the implant or processor.
Andreas notes its impractical to thank everyone individually. Instead, in this episode, Caroline thanks the people of Alberta through her guest, Alberta’s Minister of Health, Sarah Hoffman.
Before leaving, Minister Hoffman gives Caroline the scoop with news about a new infant screen program in Alberta that has already produced results.