Marie-Claire Cousineau

    Artistic Director, Les Petits Violons de Montréal school Marie-Claire took the En Action sans Audition challenge while teaching a class to three students. Even though they have played together for years, the hearing loss Marie-Claire experienced made her aware of the subtleties in sound she would miss if she had permanent hearing loss.

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The En Action sans Audition challenge!

One out of ten people in Québec suffer from hearing loss. It’s a daily challenge for 800,000 people.


For 30 minutes, several celebrities will experience what it’s like to lose some of their hearing. We filled the participants ears with silicone to simulate a hearing loss of approximately 40 decibels. We then had them carry out their activities as usual.