Gateshead-based production company Twenty Six 03 (Angels of the North, You Vs. Chris & Kem) are teaming with a well-known deaf celebrity to produce a documentary about a young adult receiving cochlear implants. This celebrity’s life was changed when they received cochlear implants and heard for the first time aged 5, and they want to make a documentary that explores and highlights deafness in young adults.

If you are or anyone you know is 18-25 and has recently received cochlear implants, or will be receiving cochlear implants in the next 12 months, we would love to hear from you at harryford@twentysix03.com. The documentary will also look at BSL in the education system and whether basic signing should be part of every person’s every day communication skills.