Josie is a bilateral cochlear implant (CI) user and registered nurse working at Tauranga Hospital. Josie got her first CI in 2012 through the publicly funded Northern Cochlear Implant Trust after waiting 2 years. Due to the busy hospital setting Josie works in, she believed 2 ears would be better than 1, and a dedicated group of Josie’s friends fundraised for her to receive her 2nd CI in 2018. Josie has been a dedicated CI advocate, speaking to numerous community groups, MP’s and Ministers about the need for increased access to CI for adults affected by a severe to profound hearing loss. Josie now lives her life to her fullest, as a nurse, wife, mother, and a very committed runners captain at her club, encouraging others to run.