Karen is deaf. She gives birth to a hearing boy. Life with deafness has always been a challenge to her, and this new arrival makes her face a reality she has previously been prone to ignore. Scenes from a family dinner reveal that without help from Karen's sister Katrine, the gulf between the deaf world and the hearing world would be hard to bridge. But Katrine cannot live Karen's life for her, and Karen and her new son have to meet halfway somehow.
The film is directed by Karen's sister, Katrine Talks, and is a portrait of Karen and Katrine's close relationship. In it, Katrine's frank camera opens onto the deaf world, a world often misrepresented and often misunderstood. »Hearing Boy« shows this world from within, and faithfully describes its everyday drama.
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