Millicent Simmonds Has A Cochlear Implant That Helps Her Hear Slightly
Millicent Simmonds, who also often goes by Millie, was born on March 6, 2003, in Bountiful, Utah, and is the middle sibling of five children. According to an interview with the actress published in Teen Vogue in February 2020, an accidental overdose of medication cost her the ability to hear before she had even turned one year old. While she uses American Sign Language to communicate with her family, her friends, and her co-stars, sound is not actually completely lost on her.
In the A Quiet Place movies, Millicent Simmonds’ character, Regan, uses a cochlear implant to defend herself against the sound-sensitive monsters. The deaf actress actually does use a cochlear implant in real life to make things a little less quiet for her, which she revealed when speaking to Vpro Cinema to promote the 2017 drama Wonderstruck, which was the beginning of her career in movies – something she originally never expected would happen for her.