NIDCD Director Comments on Oscar-winning Film

Posted: May 5, 2021

Debara Tucci, MD, MS, Director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), has posted a public comment regarding the award-winning film “Sound of Metal.” While recognizing the artistic achievements of the film and its value for bringing attention to the impact of severe hearing loss, Dr. Tucci expresses some concerns: “While not entirely inaccurate, the film errs in making key points, and this depiction may discourage many who could benefit from seeking care.” Read More