We Hear You is a groundbreaking documentary about hearing loss, the invisible disability that impacts 430 million people worldwide, including 48 million in the United States alone. By shining a light on the hearing loss experience, it strives to build awareness, community and a more inclusive world for all.
Don’t miss HLAA’s exclusive encore Talkback with the filmmakers of “We Hear You.” Executive produced by HLAA Members Holly Cohen, Shari Eberts and Roxana Rotundo, the film also features HLAA Member Toni Iacolucci. “We Hear You” was named Best Film on Disability in the June 2021 awards of the Cannes World Film Festival.
The Talkback, moderated by Gael Hannan, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the documentary—across two continents during the COVID-19 pandemic—and give the filmmakers the opportunity to hear from you—the hearing loss community. For more information about the film visit we-hearyou.com.
For those who missed the chance to watch “We Hear You,” the documentary about hearing loss produced by VIP 2000 TV, you can view it at the below link until October 28th.
Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 7 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. MT, 4 p.m. PT
Holly Cohen is a hearing health advocate and speaker who was diagnosed with a bilateral hearing loss in her 20’s. Building on her experiences as Past President of the Hearing Loss Association of America – New York City Chapter (HLAA-NYC), CEO of a small business, and over 25 years as a career coach, Holly is committed to empowering others to advocate for their hearing needs. She serves on the Boards of HLAA-NYC and TDF (Theatre Development Fund). https://www.linkedin.com/in/hollycohen/.
Shari Eberts is a nationally recognized hearing health advocate, author and speaker. She is the founder of LivingWithHearingLoss.com, a blog and online community for people living with hearing loss and tinnitus. 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. She serves on the Board of Directors of Hearing Loss Association of America. www.livingwithhearingloss.com
Toni Iacolucci is a communication access advocate, former member of HLAA’s National Board, and currently serves on the HLAA-NYC Board. She has been instrumental in bringing communication access to cultural venues and city agencies in NYC. Toni currently serves on the leadership committee of HLAA’s Communication Access in Health Care program and is co-author of the Guide for Effective Communication in Health Care. She recently received her first cochlear implant.
Roxana Rotundo is the CEO of VIP 2000 TV, a films and content distribution company whose catalog includes more than 300 films and 3000 hours of series. Roxana is the Board Chair for the Worldwide Audiovisual Women’s Association, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting women in the audiovisual industry. Roxana is the recipient of two cochlear implants. She serves on the Board of Directors of Hearing Loss Association of America and is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. www.vip2000.tv
Gael Hannan is a renowned humorist, writer, and speaker on hearing loss issues. She is an international hearing health advocate who creates awareness campaigns and award-winning presentations to help people better understand life with hearing loss. Gael’s critically-acclaimed book The Way I Hear It: A Life with Hearing Loss, written as part memoir and part survival guide, has helped readers around the world to embrace their own hearing challenges. www.gaelhannan.com
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