Do You Hear What I Hear?

A Digital Soundscape Installation :Exploring Deafness

Do You Hear What I Hear? A Digital Soundscape Installation : Exploring Deafness

Created by artist Allegra Sleep, of Taos, New Mexico. Do You Hear What I Hear? is an interactive visual and sound installation that helps to educate the general public to the large scope of Deafness. For every Deaf or hard of hearing person, there is a distinctive audiogram. We use these individual audiograms to digitally manipulate a soundscape; be it a song playing on the radio, friends talking to one another, children playing in the park, a film, birds singing, work-space sounds, the aural acoustics of a party. The installation is interactive in that the general public can approach each standing photo replica of a Deaf or hard of hearing person, put on a pair of headphones, and experience a bit of what that specific person does every day. The general public is then able to experience, in a small way, how each person experiences the world of sound and Deafness. Follow us on Facebook at Do You Hear What I Hear? 

Are you deaf or hard of hearing? Would you like to be a part of the project? We are looking for five to seven individuals who live in or near to New Mexico. (Out of state & International participants are also considered!) Your unique digital soundscape would be created from your audiogram so that the general public will be able to experience what you experience every day. Get involved! Email Allegra at 

"Do You Hear What I Hear?" A Digital Soundscape: Exploring Deafness is currently raising needed funds on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe, Funding the Campaign here: Do You Hear What I HearPlease consider donating to the campaign! Get involved, share the link with your friends! The Pollination Project has already pledged a seed grant towards our project, and we will be getting press soon in The Huffington Post! Let's keep the ball rolling! 


Thank you to The Pollination Project, Leslie Caldwell, Kathe & John Hetterick, Beth Holombek, Karen McCurtain-Blair, Paul McCurtain, Anita McDanielBarbara Schwathe, Richard Sleep, & Sheila Grace Wellspring


Many THANKS to our volunteers -- Dakota Concha,  Allegra Sleep,  Larry Williams! Want to be a part of the project? Email Allegra @ 

Many moreTHANKS to Phyto Abraham for his sound tech advice, Gak Stonn owner of  Taos Print & Photography Services, photographers Kathryn Hayden Bill Curry & Juanita Witkop; and  Lise Hamlin, Director of Public Policy at the Hearing Loss Association of America‚Äôs (HLAA).



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