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.
Available to watch on RTE Player online – www.rte.ie/player/show/10443139/
With access to the Cochlear Implant Unit of Dublin’s Beaumont hospital, this film follows four deaf patients as they receive electronic surgical implants.
More information about this programme: www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/thesoundbarrier.html