Children wearing earphones to aid speech.
Villefranche, sur Mer, France.
Documentation on file.
Title 'Les Evades Du Silence'.
CU. of a small boy wearing earphones and mimicking an electronic sound with his voice. Various shots of the teacher with the boy, the teacher has a control panel and microphone from which she transmits sounds to the pupil. Various shots of electricians at work on some of the electronic apparatus employed in the school MS. of three men, all deaf and mute, talking by means of sign language on the corner of a street. MS. of a teacher sitting at a control panel with a little girl. CU. of the little girl, approximately 5 years old. C.U. of the teacher's hand on a volume control switch pan to MS. of a loudspeaker. CU. of the little girl as she listens to the sound. Various shots of a classroom in which a teacher is getting the children to indicate the long and the short sounds with their hands, several CUs. of the children. Various shots of a more advanced classroom in which the children are able to speak at first the teacher allows the pupils to lip read but later she covers her mouth when talking. Both teacher and pupils are using microphones. Various shots in the classroom in the next stage in the training of the children where the pupils are able to speak and understand sentences with the aid of the equipment. GV. of a group of children singing.