Richard Davies notes:

> I believe Kodaly developed the system for teaching music to deaf children.

That was my thought, as well, related to the hearing aid worn by
Truffaut's character.  I could be quite wrong, but I tend to assume
that the motif of deafness was most likely contributed by Truffaut.  It
also bears on his Dr. Itard character in THE WILD CHILD.  I wonder if
anyone knows why deafness was of such interest to Truffaut.

Don Larsson
Donald Larsson
Minnesota State U, Mankato
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