Wonderful film about the film maker's parents who grew-up deaf and decide to get cochlear implants when they turned 65.
For me as an engineer and who has worked with deaf folks, this was fascinating to see the prologue to the surgery and the aftermath.
This film should be required viewing for anyone considering cochlear implants so that they will know how their lives may change and what realistic expectations they should have.
I also wish to note that Paul Taylor, the deaf father, was instrumental in the invention and development of TTY technology. While not widespread among the hearing, TTY technology is a landmark development analogous to the development of the telephone was for the hearing. So, even just on historical grounds, this film is important.
It is nice also, that the deaf mother's parents are still alive at the time of the film, so it is nice to see them have their daughter finally hear after 6.5 decades.
This is a deeply personal piece by Irene Taylor Brodsky and I had tears, smiles, and many laughs my entire time watching it. I wish to thank her for this film and for HBO for presenting it.
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