Monday, March 31, 2008
This sounds like something not to be missed… (especially after the abysmal job CBS did on their Cold Case show last night, also on the subject of deafness and cochlear implants):
Hallmark Hall of Fame will present “Sweet Nothing in My Ear” on CBS TV. It is scheduled to be aired first on Tuesday, April 1. This is the story of a deaf mother (Marlee Matlin), a hearing husband (Jeff Daniels) and their 8-year old deaf son (Noah Valencia) and their family struggle over trying to decide whether or not the son should have a Cochlear implant. The show is scheduled to be shown again on Sunday April 20, 2008. Check your local station for time and exact dates in your area.
Here’s the description from the Hallmark website:
Suppose your deaf child could have an operation (not without risk) that might allow him or her to hear again.
Dan Miller (Jeff Daniels) and his wife Laura (Marlee Matlin) only want what’s best for their happy and healthy eight-year-old son Adam (Noah Valencia), who’s been deaf since age four. Laura opposed the surgery – an implant. Being deaf, she doesn’t consider it a disability, and believes an operation, regardless of the outcome, would make Adam feel that something was wrong with him. However, Dan, who can hear, misses talking and listening to his son. For him, an operation is worth the risk, believing Adam’s life would be easier and more complete if he could here.