The Sound Barrier

For some, deafness is a cherished identity; for others, it's a barrier to overcome.

Directed by Liam McGrath Produced by Cormac Hargaden Health, Mind & Body / Medical / Nonfiction English Age group 7 and up 52m Sell Sheet Also available on
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Description
									In 1996, Dr. Laura Viani carried out Ireland's first cochlear implant in Dublin's Beaumont Hospital. She now heads a world class team of surgeons, audiologists, and speech and language therapists. 

Over two decades, the Irish National Cochlear Implant Programme has profoundly changed the lives of over 1,000 Irish patients. 

A cochlear implant is an electronic device that allows the deaf and those who are hard-of-hearing to experience sound, bypassing the sensory hair cells of the cochlea to send signals directly to the auditory nerve. 

Filmed over a year, The Sound Barrier follows a number of people who have decided to receive a cochlear implant. The cameras capture their remarkable journey from silence to sound.