Millicent Simmonds has a cochlear implant that helps her hear easily
Millicent Simmonds, also known as 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 medication overdose cost her ability to hear even before she was a year old. While she uses American Sign Language to communicate with her family, friends, and co-stars, she doesn’t quite lose the tone.
In the A Quiet Place films, Millicent Simmonds’ character, Regan, uses a cochlear implant to defend himself against the noise-sensitive monsters. The deaf actress actually uses a cochlear implant in real life to make things a little less quiet for her, which she revealed when she spoke to Vpro Cinema to promote the 2017 drama Wonderstruck that marked the start of her film career was – something she originally never expected to happen for her.