Arts & Entertainment

Summit to Host First Public Screening of '95 Decibels'


SUMMIT, NJ - The film "95 Decibels," which explores the emotional obstacles parents face when they get an unexpected diagnosis of hearing loss for their child, will be screened for the first time publicly Sept. 27 beginning at 8 p.m. at The Film Society of Summit at MONDO.

In the film, parents Erica and Dylan, who have normal hearing, struggle over what path to take for their deaf daughter, Sophia. "95 Decibels" features actor Goran Visnijc in his first role as a doctor since playing Dr. Luka Kovacs on NBC’s ER. The film also features actors Megan Corry, Tyler Hollinger, Edward Furs, Krista Amigone and Michelle Vergara, and talented child actors including Zack Hernandez and Emma Catucci as Sophia. "95 Decibels" is based on a true story, and was filmed in Summit and New York.

The team behind "95 Decibels" hopes the film educates the public on the importance of early hearing loss detection, and to improve the acceptance of and access to the technology of cochlear implants, according to Lisa Reznik, the film’s writer and director.  Nancy Schumann, AVT, will lead discussion with the cast and audience on issues raised by the film following the screening.  Reznik and her daughter Miranda, whose stories influence the film, will also speak about their personal journeys.

Sign Up for E-News

“We’re hoping the film can have a role in educating global audiences about the wonders of cochlear implant technologies and how early intervention has such a major role in a child’s mainstream education, like for my daughter Miranda,” the film’s producer, Dan Meyers said.  Requests for screenings have come from as far away as Australia, he said.

One of every 1,000 babies is born with significant hearing loss.  Today, the advanced technology of cochlear implants allows deaf children to hear and learn to speak.  As of December 2010, approximately 219,000 people worldwide have received cochlear implants.  In the U.S., roughly 42,600 adults and 28,400 children are recipients. A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device designed to provide sound information and improved communication ability to adults and children who have a profound sensorineural hearing loss “nerve deafness” in both.  For individuals with a profound hearing loss, even the most powerful hearing aids provide little if any benefit.

The next public screening of "95 Decibels" will take place in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 24 at the first annual meeting of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. "95 Decibels" will also be screened at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in October, the exact date yet to be announced. The website for the film is  The Film Society of Summit at MONDO Summit is located at 426 Springfield Ave., third floor. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and seating is limited.  For advance reservations visit

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Sun, May 27, 8:00 AM

Summit Summer Farmers Market, Summit

Summit Farmers Market

Community Calendar Food & Drink Green Health & Wellness


Thu, May 31, 11:30 AM

Canoe Brook Country Club, Summit

Fortnightly Club Scholarship Luncheon

Food & Drink Giving Back


Thu, May 31, 1:30 PM

Coppola Ristorante, New Providence

Lunch and Learn: Dental Implants and the ...

Health & Wellness

Summit Police Blotter

May 17, 2018

4/24 - At 0728 hours a report was taken for a theft of two (2) sandwiches from a business on Morris Avenue. The manager reported that at approximately 0330 hours a male entered the business and removed two sandwiches from a refrigerated case. After doing so, he exited the store without paying for them. The male suspect was described as Hispanic, approximately 6’0”wearing a blue/gray ...

Lightbridge Academy Grand Opening Set for June 9

May 27, 2018

Mark your calendars and come join us at our Grand Opening on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The 'Bubble Party' will include tours of the Center, games, crafts, music, DJ, a petting zoo and even a visit from the Millburn Fire Department.

Enroll at the event and receive up to a $600 tuition credit.

We are excited to bring our pioneering early education and ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Looks at Trade Truce Sector Beneficiaries, Opportunities

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, on CNBC's Nightly Business Report (interview starts at 5:05 mark) discussing stocks to buy based on easing trade tensions with China.

For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, ...

Stocks Can Rise in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

Investors remain concerned about the potential impact of higher interest rates on stocks. In their most recently released minutes, the Federal Reserve Open Markets Committee indicated the US economy is on solid footing and the economic conditions warrant continued gradual increasing of interest rates. This set off a sale in the stock and bond markets as investors began pricing in a fourth ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!


A Royal Pain

I went to a big wedding over the weekend.  It was in England.

I like to think I was invited, but according to the Royal Guards and the Thames Valley Police I was not.  But more about that later.

You see, not too long ago I received an evite addressed to me from H&  Curiously, it was in my spam folder with a warning message. For an evite it was pretty ...