Cochlear, an Australian company that manufactures hearing aid implants has produced a short film called “Does Love Last Forever,” which is indeed a disguised hearing test that leaves the viewers with two very different endings depending on their hearing ability. With a clever use of framing and sound editing techniques, the film deceives the viewer with poor hearing to misbelieve what the characters actually convey.
The movie tracks the journey of a couple that has seen the ebbs and flows of life and now beginning to grow old. By covering lips during the conversation, raising the ambient noise and choreographing body language the conflicts the real dialogue, the film shows someone with a hearing problem that the couple’s relationship is in a rough phase, although those who can hear properly see an opposite outcome, writes CNET.
The flick seeks to raise awareness about hearing loss and treatment options given that 3.5 million Australians suffer the condition even without knowing it, notes Pedestrian.