The American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance announced it has released a video of five stars and audiologist/filmmaker Jane Madell interacting with audience members at the world premiere of The Listening Project documentary. The new documentary profiles 14 young adults who were born deaf but can now hear, thanks to cutting-edge technologies, including cochlear implants.

Jane Madell

Jane Madell, PhD

The young adults—all deaf since childhood— discuss their experiences navigating their way through school, friendships, and slumber parties. They share stories about family support and judgment by others, career challenges and successes, and the importance of accepting their deafness on their own terms.

Madell was interviewed by Doug Beck for his “Inside the Research” column about the new documentary and her 45+ years of work with hearing impaired and deaf children. The interview was published in the May 2018 version of Hearing Review and is also available online here.

The video of the panel discussion and information about The Listening Project can be found here.

WHAT: At The Listening Project Film Premiere with Jane Madell, PhD, and Five of the Stars


About the American Cochlear Implant Alliance

The ACI Alliance is a not-for-profit membership organization created with the purpose of eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness, and advocating for improved access to cochlear implants for patients of all ages across the US. ACI Alliance members are clinicians, scientists, educators, and others on cochlear implant teams as well as parent and consumer advocates.

Source: ACI Alliance