ACIA will host the world premiere of a new independent documentary film on Friday, March 9, 2018, at the CI2018 DC Emerging Issues Symposium in Washington, D.C.
The Listening Project features interviews with 12 young adults who were born deaf and diagnosed “late” in their childhood as universal newborn hearing screening was not yet in place. These individuals all grew up using hearing aids and some received cochlear implants later in life because CIs were not yet available for young children.
They are successful in their personal lives and careers and showcase what is possible for children with hearing loss who have access to audition and good auditory-based therapy.
After the film showing, four of the individuals featured in the film will participate in a panel discussion with Irene Taylor Brodsky, documentary filmmaker, and Jane Madell PhD, filmmaker and their childhood audiologist and auditory verbal therapist.
Friday, March 9, 2018 | 5:00 – 6:30 pm Omni Shoreham Hotel | Regency Ballroom 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC, 20008 T
CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) captioning will be provided and the film is open captioned. Refreshments will be served.
About the Filmmakers:
Irene Taylor Brodsky is an Oscar-Nominated, Emmy and Peabody Award winning documentary film maker.
Jane R. Madell, PhD, is an audiologist, speech-language pathologist, and listening and spoken language specialist Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. She has worked as a pediatric audiologist directing Speech and Hearing Programs and Cochlear Implant programs for 50 years.