The Sound Barrier

Filmed over nine months, The Sound Barrier follows a number of people who have made the decision to receive a cochlear implant and captures their individual remarkable journeys from silence to sound.

The ability to hear is something that most people take for granted. While for some deafness is a cherished identity, for others it’s a barrier to overcome.

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With access to the Cochlear Implant Unit of Dublin’s Beaumont hospital, this film follows four deaf patients as they receive electronic surgical implants.

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