Hearing Again After 60 Years Of Isolation – documentary ‘I Hear A Sound’

I Hear A Sound

Michael Ferris aged 84 lost much of his hearing during the Suez crisis in 1956 but has the chance to have his hearing restored through the technical miracle of cochlear implant surgery. Barbara Jameson too is facing into her cochlear implant surgery with optimism and excitement and has high hopes that after her CI ‘switch-on’ and fine tuning she will be able to hear birds again, to hear the rain on the velux window and in a year’s time be able to hear her daughter take her wedding vows. In this moving radio documentary ‘I Hear A Sound’ Angie Mezzetti follows the journey back to the hearing world of Michael and Barbara and hears from others on what that journey is like. ‘I Hear A Sound’ is produced for Newstalkfm and funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Barbara Jameson’s story of recovering her hearing through cochlear Implant in Beaumont Hospital is followed in the radio documentary I Hear A Sound


Audiologist Christine McHugh in documentary I Hear A Sound


Leading Women for Newstalk 106-108

In 2014, Angie produced Leading Women – an inspiring documentary on the challenges and successes of some of Ireland’s most prominent female figures. This was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and produced for Newstalk 106-108fm for their documentary slot.

As well as interviews with ‘Leading Women’, this documentary investigates the attitudes and expectations of the “Millennial generation”. Research has shown that both male and female ‘Millennials’ have higher expectations for gender diversity and work-life balance than previous generations. Professor Elizabeth Kelan of Cranfield University is an expert on developing Millennial women as leaders and is featured in the documentary as is Dr Melrona Kirrane DCU Business school and Prof Eileen Drew director of WiSER in Trinity College Dublin.

The success of this documentary led Angie to create the Women in Leadership podcast, featuring full length interviews with some of Ireland’s foremost female entrepreneurs and public figures.

Listen to this documentary now on the Women in Leadership podcast website [link].