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.
HLAA held an exclusive 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.
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... Read More >
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... Read More >
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... Read More >
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... Read More >
Gael Hannan is a writer, actor and public speaker who grew up with a progressive hearing loss that is now severe-to-profound. She runs the Hearing Foundation of Canada’s award-winning Sound Sense hearing awareness program for elementary students across Canada. As a passionate advocate for people with hearing loss, her work includes... Read More >