We Hear You Now on YouTube!

Can a documentary change people’s lives? In the case of We Hear You, the answer seems to be yes!

I watched the film with my son who has never understood my hearing difficulties. For the first time, he pledged to do whatever it took to help us communicate better.

—Older adult with hearing loss

In my community, hearing loss was not something that was discussed, even when I was a child growing up with hearing loss, it was never mentioned. We Hear You was the first time I saw someone with hearing loss who was speaking Spanish. I finally felt seen.

—Spanish-speaking young adult with hearing loss

I never knew hearing aids were not covered by insurance. Or that most people with hearing loss do not know sign language. Thank you for opening my eyes.

—Social worker working with older adults

We have been so inspired by the reactions to the film, we have decided to make it available for everyone for free on YouTube!

Watch We Hear You on YouTube!

The film is now available in both English with English captions and Spanish with Spanish captions. We hope that making the film free and easily available on YouTube will empower more people in our hearing loss community to share it with friends and family, co-workers, and others in their lives so they can learn something new and gain a deeper understanding of the lived hearing loss experience.

By making the film available in Spanish, we hope to empower Spanish-speaking people with hearing loss to open the conversation within their community too. The success of the first-ever bilingual workshop (English and Spanish) at HLAA’s 2023 Convention showed how important it is for Spanish-speakers to have access to advocacy and support in their native language.

English w/English captions
Spanish w/Spanish captions

Mainstream Media Hard to Crack

Outside the hearing loss community, we have been sharing the film with mainstream audiences. Companies have hosted internal screenings and discussions as part of their disability awareness activities. Universities have invited us to screen the film followed by talk-backs with students and faculty. We have also shared the film at aging / disability conferences. Each screening has been warmly received and participants have walked away with increased knowledge and empathy.

We continue to seek opportunities to share We Hear You with new audiences to raise awareness, build empathy and generate change for people with hearing loss. If your group is interested in hosting an event, please be in touch.

YouTube Access to Support Mainstream Awareness

We hope open access on YouTube will help drive interest with mainstream audiences. You can help by liking and/or commenting on the film on YouTube. Engagement helps jumpstart the algorithm to suggest the film to other users.

Readers, will you watch or re-watch the film now that is on YouTube?

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2 thoughts on “We Hear You Now on YouTube!

    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 Living with Hearing Loss, a popular blog and online community for people with hearing loss, and an executive producer of "We Hear You," an award-winning documentary about the hearing loss experience. Her book, "Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss," (co-authored with Gael Hannan) is the ultimate survival guide to living well with hearing loss. 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:

      Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it!

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