Copyfighting banjo teacher Patrick Costello writes, "A few years back you posted about the surgery I had to restore my hearing. Well, doctors at Kohns Hopkins had to replace my original BAHA implant and while they were at it they installed a second BAHA on my left side. On February fourth the devices will be activated and - here is the cool part, given that I'm a musician - I will have something like stereo hearing for the first time since I was a child."
Back in 2009 when my original implant was installed I got to hear my guitar for the first time.
This time 'round, I can't make music myself because I am having shoulder surgery just days before our appointment at Hopkins. Rather than just let the opportunity pass, my father and I decided to invite the people who have learned how to play the banjo, guitar, harmonica or ukulele through our material (a partial list can be found here) to meet us at Hopkins for an informal jam session.
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