How to View Award-Winning Hearing Loss Documentary ‘We Hear You’

Why make a documentary about hearing loss?

We Hear You’s journey began during the pandemic. People with hearing loss felt more isolated than ever. We struggled to communicate on video conference calls and with people behind masks. It sometimes felt hopeless—like we would remain set apart forever.

Virtual Meetings helped ease some of the pain, as hundreds of participants from around the world came together to share information and foster community. We petitioned for communication access and helped to raise awareness about hearing loss in the mainstream. Through it all we enjoyed the camaraderie that only people with hearing loss can provide for one another.

We discovered that each of us has a story to tell. Our documentary was born. We are thrilled to share it with you—the community that inspired it.

We Hear You Shines a Light on the Hearing Loss Experience

When it comes to hearing loss, many people divide the world into two groups—hearing and Deaf. But most of us live between those worlds—in the large gray space of hearing loss. We hear some things, some of the time and use hearing devices and other technologies to augment our residual hearing.

Most mainstream content about hearing loss focuses on the Deaf experience, until now. Our film highlights a different lived experience—the hearing loss experience. We Hear You features four women navigating stigmas, setbacks, and successes as they learn to live with hearing loss, yet remain in the hearing world. 

For people new to hearing loss, We Hear You provides an entry into the community. Others may see it as simply another connection point to a well-established group. For the hearing world, the film is a peek into the everyday lives of real people living with a common and often overlooked disability—hearing loss.

We are proud to share our film with you.

Watch the Documentary and Attend a Talkback with the Producers

You’re invited to an exclusive We Hear You event featuring a Talkback with the producers hosted by Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). Since we launched the We Hear You trailer, people have been asking us when can they watch the full documentary. The time is now! Thank you to HLAA for hosting this exciting event!

Register here to watch the film and to attend the Talkback with the producers.

How to Watch the Film

Two weeks before the event, you will receive a link via email to the film on Vimeo. Enter the included password and enjoy watching the film online at your convenience prior to the event. The link expires when the Talkback begins on Thursday September 23rd at 7pm ET. The film has open captions including English translations for the parts of the film that are in Spanish.

IMPORTANT: Please view the film before the Talkback. It will not be shown at the Zoom Event.

How to Join the Talkback

The Talkback, moderated by Gael Hannan, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the documentary and give the filmmakers the opportunity to hear from you—the hearing loss community. You will receive a link to the event when you register. We look forward to a fun and lively conversation about the film. 

To learn more about We Hear You, visit www.we-hearyou.com.

Register here for the link to watch the film and to attend the Talkback with the producers.

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10 thoughts on “How to View Award-Winning Hearing Loss Documentary ‘We Hear You’

  1. Susan Berger – Blogging is one big experiment for me. Will it work? Who knows. I'll link websites that have published my essays and maybe I'll write original posts. My topics will be observations, points of view and life as I see it. I'm still marinating...
    Susan Berger says:

    Done. Congrats! Looking forward to seeing the film.

    1. Shari Eberts – NYC – Shari Eberts is a passionate hearing health advocate and internationally recognized author and speaker on hearing loss issues. She is the founder of LivingWithHearingLoss.com, a popular blog and online community for people living with hearing loss and tinnitus, and an executive producer of We Hear You, an award-winning documentary about the hearing loss experience. Shari also serves on the board of directors of Hearing Loss Association of America. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story she will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues.
      Shari Eberts says:

      Excellent! Thanks Susan.

    1. Shari Eberts – NYC – Shari Eberts is a passionate hearing health advocate and internationally recognized author and speaker on hearing loss issues. She is the founder of LivingWithHearingLoss.com, a popular blog and online community for people living with hearing loss and tinnitus, and an executive producer of We Hear You, an award-winning documentary about the hearing loss experience. Shari also serves on the board of directors of Hearing Loss Association of America. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story she will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues.
      Shari Eberts says:

      The talkback is on Thursday 9/23, but if you register you will receive a link to watch the film at your leisure anytime in the two weeks prior. The talkback may also be recorded. Thanks for your question.

  2. Looking forward to viewing film and the talkback! Are you ok with my inviting people to register who either have no hearing loss or minimal hearing loss, unconnected with HLAA?

    1. Shari Eberts – NYC – Shari Eberts is a passionate hearing health advocate and internationally recognized author and speaker on hearing loss issues. She is the founder of LivingWithHearingLoss.com, a popular blog and online community for people living with hearing loss and tinnitus, and an executive producer of We Hear You, an award-winning documentary about the hearing loss experience. Shari also serves on the board of directors of Hearing Loss Association of America. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story she will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues.
      Shari Eberts says:

      No problem! We hope to raise awareness about hearing loss far and wide. Thanks for asking.

    1. Shari Eberts – NYC – Shari Eberts is a passionate hearing health advocate and internationally recognized author and speaker on hearing loss issues. She is the founder of LivingWithHearingLoss.com, a popular blog and online community for people living with hearing loss and tinnitus, and an executive producer of We Hear You, an award-winning documentary about the hearing loss experience. Shari also serves on the board of directors of Hearing Loss Association of America. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story she will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues.
      Shari Eberts says:

      Wonderful! Thanks for your comment.

    1. Shari Eberts – NYC – Shari Eberts is a passionate hearing health advocate and internationally recognized author and speaker on hearing loss issues. She is the founder of LivingWithHearingLoss.com, a popular blog and online community for people living with hearing loss and tinnitus, and an executive producer of We Hear You, an award-winning documentary about the hearing loss experience. Shari also serves on the board of directors of Hearing Loss Association of America. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story she will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues.
      Shari Eberts says:

      It is available through Oct 28 at this link: https://player

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