The documentary project “Let the World Hear!” is the story of three young people who lost their hearing at different points in their lives, and were thus doomed to live in complete silence. However, thanks to a happy event, they returned from the world of complete silence to the world of the sound, converstain, music.
The film’s heroes are just like us. They study at university, work, spend time with their families, and listen to music and dance in their free time. However, there is one “but”. At different points in their lives, they all completely lost their hearing and were then able to return to the hearing world. How did this happen?
This film immerses its viewers another life, country, and routine. Viewers will be able to look at the world in a new way and learn a bit more about our hearing abilities--those that we are aware of and those that we take for granted.
According to the World Health Organization, 5 out of every 1000 newborns is born with a hearing impairment. In the past these individuals lived in a world of silence, sign language, lipreading, limited communication, and schooling at special institutions for the hearing impaired. Now, thanks to new technology and and government investments, deaf children can hear the sounds of our world. For children with partial hearing loss, rehabilitation is possible with the help of hearing aids. For those who are completely deaf, hearing can be restored with the help of cochlear implant surgery.
The goal of this project is to show the general public that deafness does not prevent socialization with the hearing world. After receiving a cochlear implant and speech therapy, deaf children can begin to speak and understand spoken language, study in public schools, apply to universities, lead an active lifestyle, play musical instruments, sing, dance, and most importantly, lead a full-fledged adult life.
This film demonstrates the results of a cochlear implant surgery and therapy in the long term. Its heroes show that being deaf is no longer a life sentence.
Entry to the screening is free with prior registration.