chronicles a boy who is deaf as he grows up, a man who is deaf as he grows old, and perhaps the world's most famous deaf musician, Ludwig van Beethoven. The film opens with the story of Irene’s son, Jonas, who during his first years of life began to lose his hearing. The story continues by chronicling Jonas’ parents’ choice to give him the gift of sound through cochlear implants and speech therapy, as well as what it took to achieve listening and spoken language
. As Jonas grows up, we see how the gift of sound allows him to experience a sound many of us take for granted –music.
Throughout the film, we see him overcome challenges as he learns to play Beethoven’s most famous piece, “Moonlight Sonata,” a tragic piece written as Beethoven began to lose his hearing.