Ninety-Five Decibels, a crowd-funded US-made film about the emotional choices parents face on learning their baby is deaf, will launch in September 2013 with Goran Visnjic from the TV series ER, in a lead role.
This film makes some vital points:
- Digital hearing aids and cochlear implants give infants who are deaf or hard of hearing the best possible access to spoken language.
- Guidance from audiologists, surgeons and speech-language teachers is vital as infants and families learn to communicate in a hearing world.
- Auditory-verbal therapy optimises child outcomes with early detection, family education and top-quality hearing devices or technology.
To convey these vital awareness messages, the film crew reached its crowd-funding target in July-August 2012 via Kickstarter.com, and launched the I Can Hear You! site to tell the film’s back story as its production began.
- The Sky’s The Limit, When Parents Are Informed (bilateral hearing)
- What Exactly Does Oral Deaf Education Involve?
- How Policy Can Lag The Grassroots Reality
- Listening And Speaking: A Link To Reading And Writing?
- Florida Legislates For The Auditory-Verbal Option
- BBC Programme On Parent Choices For Children
- What It Feels Like … to have a deaf child