ACI Alliance 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 in Washington, DC on March 9, 2018. The video records the audience interactions with the featured young adults after all had seen the documentary for the first time. The new documentary profiles fourteen young adults who were born deaf but can now hear, thanks to cutting-edge technologies, including cochlear implants
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.