The slow decline of hearing in old age is frustrating and alienating. Tyler Trumbo’s short documentary, The Sound Inside, follows three elderly people who are taking a lip-reading class to mitigate the effects that hearing loss will have on their lives. The film focuses heavily on sound design and mirrors the silence and muffled noises that have become these characters’ realities. “When you can’t hear, you don’t know what you can’t hear,” says one woman. “Without the hearing aid, suddenly I feel like I’ve dropped in a black hole. All I hear is the noise in my head.”