Allegra Sleep

Allegra Sleep – Do You Hear What I Hear? A Digital Soundscape Installation: Exploring Deafness

Date grant awarded: 03/06/2018

Created by artist Allegra Sleep, of Taos, New Mexico. Do You Hear What I Hear? is an interactive visual and sound installation that helps to educate the general public to the large scope of Deafness. For every Deaf or hard of hearing person, there is a distinctive audiogram that reflects their experience of hearing. We use these individual audiograms to digitally manipulate a soundscape; be it a song playing on the radio, friends talking to one another, children playing in the park, birds singing, work-space sounds, the aural acoustics of a party. The installation is interactive in that the general public can approach each standing photo replica of a Deaf or hard of hearing person, put on a pair of headphones, and experience a bit of what that specific person experiences every day. The general public is then able to experience, in a small way, the world of sound and Deafness. Follow us on Facebook at, and on the Web at