A Pulitzer-Prize nominated reporter has penned Life After Deaf, a new book detailing his experience with sudden deafness, according to an article in Newsday.

Noel Holston’s hearing loss was not gradual; he woke up on March 3, 2010 to the sound of silence, after going to bed the previous night “able to hear all manner of everyday sounds.” Soon thereafter, he learned that the cilia in his ears had been damaged. Drug regimens, including steroids and Methotrexate, failed. Later, he received a cochlear implant, and all he could hear was white noise, according to the article.

The implant company, Cochlear, suggested revision surgery, and Holston was eventually able to regain some of his hearing.

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Source: Newsday