The Listening Project

Tickets are free of charge but required for entry.

Appropriate for viewers age 12+

This film interviews 15 young adults in their 20s and 30s who were diagnosed with hearing loss as young children. They discuss their experiences growing up with hearing loss at a time before newborn hearing screening and before the advent of modern hearing technology like cochlear implants. Their stories demonstrate what is possible for children with hearing loss today with the advances and technology that are now available.

Q&A with the filmmakers to follow.  Both the film and Q&A will be open captioned.  

This film is co-presented by Carolyn Smaka, AuD

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS: Irene Taylor Brodsky is an Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker. Dr. Jane R. Madell is a pediatric audiologist, speech-language pathologist and Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS Cert AVT) who has been working with children with hearing loss for nearly 50 years.  Dr. Madell was the audiologist for most of the young people in the film and conducts the interviews.