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This is What I Hear

Shaun and Leanne were stumped when their son Dylan was born with hearing loss. How could they raise a child who couldn’t hear what they were saying? Dylan is now 4 and studying in a mainstream kindergarten, but his parents are at a crossroads. Shaun and Leanne want him to get a cochlear implant, but the operation comes at a risk. Before they can even do it, there's a problem lurking in Dylan’s middle ear – a non-cancerous growth that is causing his hearing to deteriorate further.
This is What I Hear

This is What I Hear - S1: Raising my hard-of-hearing son

30 Mar 2019 12:59am
Shaun and Leanne were stumped when their son Dylan was born with hearing loss. How could they raise a child who couldn’t hear what they were saying? Dylan is now 4 and studying in a mainstream kindergarten, but his parents are at a crossroads. Shaun and Leanne want him to get a cochlear implant, but the operation comes at a risk. Before they can even do it, there's a problem lurking in Dylan’s middle ear – a non-cancerous growth that is causing his hearing to deteriorate further.

This is What I Hear

About the show:

Four hard-of-hearing individuals – a boy going for ear surgery, a teenage athlete rising in her bowling career, a young dancer, and an accomplished pianist – let us into their lives to understand the challenges and misconceptions of the world of the deaf.

Four-year-old Dylan is scheduled for an ear implant surgery that could change his life forever, and his parents are filled with trepidation. Kimberly is a rising bowler from the Singapore Sports School who is competing at the biggest national tournament for the abled. Roseanne breaks new barriers for her community as a deaf dancer. And Dr Azariah is an accomplished performing musician who is coping with ongoing hearing loss. 

The series is a quiet study of their everyday lives and struggles, as well as their triumphs and observations. The episodes are accompanied by a special soundscape to draw us closer into their world, and to appreciate what it is that they really hear.

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