If you could make your deaf child hear, would you? Sound and fury is the intimate, heart-rending tale of the Artinians, an extended family with deaf and hearing members across three generations. Together they confront a technological device that can help the deaf to hear but may also threaten deaf culture, and their bonds with each other.
The hearing children of parents with a hearing impairment inhabit a unique culture: men and women who do not quite belong to either of the worlds between which they are the only true bridge. Many are members of CODA [Children of Deaf Adults, Inc.] an international organization that focuses--primarily but not exclusively--on helping hearing children of deaf adults address their bicultural identity, and help the larger society better understand both hearing and deafness.