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August 20, 2007


alecia sibio

It was not the issue of deafness or hearing that touched me so deeply,rather the deep love and respect and obvious affection your parents have for one another that brought me to tears.How very blessed you are to have been raised with the kindness and loving tenderness your parents posess.What a loving tribute to these wonderful human beings.

Cori Pudelko

What an amazing hour and a half I just spent watching "Hear and Now". I found myself thinking and comparing some of the very things they were struggling with throughout their journey - how many noises at one time and how the hearing community learns to deal with the multitude, however a deaf person entering the hearing community would be very overwhelmed - I had just never thought of that.

Simply phenominal.

In line with some of the other comments, the MOST profound part of the film was clearly the relationship between the two parents - we should all be so lucky to be in a relationship where there is that much love. It is not just in what they say, or what they do, it is how they do it - two very special people whom I hope are enjoing their journey together finding new things to hear ever day.


At 65 myself my hearing is failing, instead your parents are just beginning to hear. Change is inevitable but what an inspiration this film is in perseverance, humor and love. I cried through half the film but it's all good. My daughter is trained as an interpreter for the deaf but now manages a clinic for MS patients.
Thank you for sharing!


Wonder if parents have tried to read beginner books to themselves listening to the words as they speak them. Their learning curve would be much faster than a young child. It could teach their brain to hear and decipher the sounds of words.

Marcus Gold

Simply amazing. Made me ask myself what it must be like to be able to turn all the sound off. What some of us have, others do not. Vice versa. Not one over the other.

connie ruth

I can't recall when I've been so intrigued by a documentary. This one is so beautifully well done. I have it on tape and have watched it many times, learning something new each time. I was mystified by one thing. Why did it take Sally's parents so long to figure out she couldn't hear, because she apparently wasn't speaking by age four either. Even so, her parents, her husband and children seem like such wonderful people. Kudos to Brodsky for a great job. Or as the British might say (pun intended) Hear! Hear!


My brother and his wife are in their mid 30's, both deaf, have 2 children, and had CIs placed 4 years ago. I was captivated by how genuine the film was, as I too have witnessed my loved ones experience the exact same joys and frustrations. Nicely done.


Simply phenominal.

Beth Confino

Irene, Congratulations!

What a great documentary!

I was so surprised to recognize Sally and David Taylor on HBO! I remember meeting them once or twice somewhere, probably at a deaf social. Very lovely and sweet couple. Both made me laugh and cry after they got their CIs.

At the end of the film, I wondered if Sally heard a slap on David's behind while they were walking together down the street? LOL.

email me if you wish,

Beth Confino

Christine Kelly

Wonderful documentary, thank you for sharing! Christine Kelly

Diane Krakower

What a stunning and profoundly moving film you've made!

Thanks to you and your beautiful family for having the courage to be so intimate with each other and for sharing it with us, the audience. I am deeply touched.

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