Sat, Feb 17 at 4:30 pm
featuring Q & A w/ director Olga Nikulina and audiologist Megan Kuhlmey

What would you do if music was your life and you were losing hearing? What would you hope for if your child was diagnosed with deafness? “Underneath the sound” tells a story of a musician who refuses to lose the passion of his life and of a deaf child who gets his chance to hear with a help of the cochlear implant.

“Underneath the sound” is a narrative short film about hearing loss told through perception of music. We follow the emotional struggle of a musician as his hearing deteriorates and hear music from his point of view. We also meet a child whose parents are not aware that their small son has hearing problems and are about to miss the critical moment for his speech development.

This story is based on the personal experience of director Olga Nikulina, and is a film to bring awareness of hearing loss to parents of small children and advocate for the hearing impared person. A distinguished audiologist, Director of Cochlear Implants and Pediatric Audiology Department at Columbia University Medical Center, helps her with this project.

Posted by Cinemapolis on Thursday, January 11, 2018