Brainhilda and I



Carole Starr had a car accident a few years ago and her brain suffered an injury, one that’s had a profound effect on her life.

Carole was diagnosed with hyperacusis, a severe sensitivity to sound. This would be traumatic for anyone, but for Carole it’s had great significance. She had to give up what she most cherished — playing the violin.

Salt radio student David Golann brings us the story of Carole and her constant companion, “Brainhilda.”

This is the first piece we’re featuring from the class of Fall 2009. Check out all the others over at PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.

Yours in listening,



  1. 2 Responses to “Brainhilda and I”

  2. By Carole Starr on Sep 27, 2012

    I was delighted to find that “Brainhilda & I” is still available for listening, since it was put together so beautifully by David.

    I’ve placed a link to this page in the “Links we Like” section of the website of Brain Injury Voices ( Voices is the volunteer education & advocacy group I co-founded in 2010. Our mission is to educate medical professionals and the general public about brain injury, advocate for the importance of brain injury rehab and support survivors and families. Being able to make this piece available for others to listen to certainly fits in our mission. Thank you!

  3. By robert on Sep 27, 2012

    Hi Carole — Thanks for your kind words and for linking to David’s story. Hope you are well. — Rob (David’s teacher when he was at Salt)

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