Yes. It is a classic in my eyes. And gave such a wonderful portrayal of the family dynamics in a hearing family with a deaf child. Quite realistic.
When I saw this I wanted to:
1. Slap the little brother silly - and wondered why mum didn't step in.
2. Find out why mum won't tell her boyfriend to speak clearly and stop covering his mouth?
3. Cry. And I am not one to cry easily at movies! But rejection and abandonment always hit the right trigger for me - it's too close to home.
Yes, I cried, too when I first saw this. And promptly sent the link on, especially friends & family who are fuly hearing. :P It says a lot about the struggles, and being between the worlds of hearing & Deaf, belonging nowhere. And rude people in both worlds who really need to get a clue.
Not Totally Deaf then to know what it really feels like....
I am another of the few that is totally deaf. I am sorry you are finding the adjustment hard. If I am wrong in assuming that, please accept my apology for assuming. It's just, that in the posts I have seen of your, it seems that you are not really happy.
I am starting my 7th year being total deaf. I was hoh since birth with it getting steadily worse as time went on. I was 42 when I lost it all. I have no ear drums, no cochlea and almost no bones in the ear any longer and continue to lose the rest. The culprit for me, is excess calcium in the system.
While it was a hard adjustment for me, I do find a lot of positives. Yes, there are negatives as well, but I try hard not to dwell on them for long. Example? My son will be 17 next month, but I still hear the little 6-8 year old voice he had. I no longer can hear my husband's hushed terms of endearment. However, for the positives, I never had to listen to the bickering and arguing that goes between to teen-aged siblings, I have an 18 year old daughter. I live in flight path zone to an International Airport. While the windows may rattle and the floor vibrates, I am the only person in my neighborhood who does not hear the roar of the engines of these planes. I have worked hard to accept my lot in life. Could it be better? Yes, I'm sure it could be. Am I bitter? No, not really. There are a lot of people who have more to deal with than myself and have it harder. I can only do the best that I am physically, mentally and emotionally able to do. It may not be much in the eyes of some, but it might be an inspiration to someone else. I at least knew early in life, that at some point, I would be totally deaf, so it wasn't too much of a shock for me. Not many have that much notice. I was 7 or 10 when I was told. I never got to learn ASL as a child and I am trying hard to learn it now, but having so much going on at home, I can't devote enough time to learning it. All Deaf opened up a whole new world for me. I have gotten so much help here. I've also been smacked down when I really screwed up or said something wrong, but I like to think that I learn from my mistakes.
Well, I didn't mean to make this so long. I just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you and the adjustments to life being total deaf.