The sound barrier From silence to sound

hoopla digital

Streaming video - 2015

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.

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Genres
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Online Access
Instantly available on hoopla.
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Published
[United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC 2015.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 52 min.)) : sd., col
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Audience
Not rated.
Production Credits
Directed by Liam Mcgrath.
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Corporate Author
hoopla digital (-)
Other Authors
Liam McGrath (film director), Cormac Hargaden (film producer)