In "A Quiet Place" we see family hunted by monsters attracted by faintest sound. One member of the family is hearing impaired. Father keeps trying to create a working hearing aid, but is obviously failing as she still hears nothing.

Why does she carry the device anyway? Beside being inconvenient (my guess without having any experience with such devices), it is conceivable that it may:

  • make sound itself,
  • cause other devices to make a sound by feedback loop,
  • fall off and make a sound

Wouldn't it be reasonable to take it of and disassemble after verifying it doesn't help?

  • You're assuming that it was completely non-functional. It may be that the hearing aid worked well enough for her to hear sound, but not well enough to understand voices, for example.
    – Kyralessa
    Mar 13, 2020 at 16:39

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If you're hearing impaired it can actually be hard to tell if you're making noise or not. In the movie, you have to survive by being as silent as possible so it would make sense that you would want a working hearing aid to tell if you are making any noise.

  • Here is an article about deaf children being unaware they are making noise dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6394001/…
    – Robyn
    Mar 8, 2020 at 5:37
  • Ok, this part is obvious to me. But hearing aid that is not working doesn't help with this
    – MateuszL
    Mar 8, 2020 at 5:47
  • I haven't actually seen the movie... but presumably they were trying to fix it so she could hear.
    – Leo Adberg
    Mar 8, 2020 at 5:48
  • They were, but on a workbench, not on her ear
    – MateuszL
    Mar 8, 2020 at 6:24
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    It's been a while since I'd last seen it @Mateusz, but if I recall correctly the dad insisted she wear it, and she wasn't too happy about it either. I'm a nitpicky person and this would definitely have been a question for myself if it hadn't been cleared up then. :)
    – M.A.R.
    Mar 8, 2020 at 8:22

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