The 95 Decibels film returned to Dublin on June 10th, 2017 at the Irish Film Institute, for a “Take Two” after a successful event in 2014 at which many parents realised their children with cochlear implants CAN get to listen and talk, with guidance from auditory-verbal therapists.
The film-making Meyers family from New Jersey joined a Q&A panel of young adults from Ireland who wear cochlear implants to talk about life with these devices for incidental learning to benefit parents, educators, SLTs, audiologists, innovators, medtech and professionals.
Hearing From The Panel
Pleasure to chair Q&A after special screening of 95 Decibels in IFI today. Inspiring movie about rights of deaf kids. Well done. #95Decibels pic.twitter.com/I8DXpTxY2a
— John Eardly (@JohnJEardly) June 10, 2017
A very educational morning about life with bionic ears resulted, as documented in these photos and Tweets. For context, this amazing short film features a family whose toddler daughter is deaf, and who move into the world of cochlear implants and listening and spoken language (LSL) after navigating many emotional obstacles after her diagnosis.
Speaking About Life With Cochlear Implants
Such amazing inspirational people @miranda_meyers Meadhbh & Ordhan Sexton #95Decibels #HearingLoss addressing a large crowd & so confident. pic.twitter.com/ZwYay3iIj9
— Our New Ears (@Ournewears) June 10, 2017
These speaking deaf teens were talking about their experience of growing up with implants and of mainstream living (see transcript of the panel discussion). The video below – recorded after the event – shows Miranda Meyers talking about life with her second cochlear implant.
Storified Tweets From The Event
#Storify of #95Decibels event in #Dublin https://t.co/yQkcHcTXPM (June 10, @IFI_Dub with @95Decibels & @Ournewears teams). #cochlearimplants
— Caroline Carswell (@soundadvice_pro) June 12, 2017
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