Hear No Evil

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  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 8.4  (99)

The show Hear No Evil, which premiered in 2017 on Investigation Discovery, follows the true stories of individuals who have been victimized by crimes that involve people who are hard of hearing or deaf. The show's premise is based on the idea that in solving a crime, the ability to hear is often considered to be one of the most important senses, as it helps to provide vital information about suspects, witnesses, and other important factors in criminal investigations.

However, sometimes, the crucial evidence that can solve a crime is not heard by anyone who could act on it. This may be because the crime was committed in a noisy environment, the victim or witness is hard of hearing or deaf, or the perpetrator is deaf or hard of hearing. In such situations, the investigation can be more challenging and fraught with difficulties.

To address this issue, each episode of Hear No Evil documents one such case in which the police face the challenging task of piecing together evidence from a crime scene where sound played a vital role, despite being challenged by one of the factors mentioned above.

The show stars Patrick Lyster, a seasoned actor from South Africa, who plays the role of the narrator. His articulate and commanding voice draws the viewers' attention and guides them through each case, adding a sense of gravity and urgency to the proceedings.

Melissa Haiden, the show's host, is an expert in forensic audio analysis, and her expertise is instrumental in the successful outcome of each case. She brings her unparalleled knowledge of sound analysis and technology to the show and guides the investigators to listen closely to what the witnesses, victims, and suspects are saying and not saying.

Jeanne Neilson, a renowned forensic linguist, also appears in the show offering her expertise in analyzing the language used by witnesses and suspects. Her role is crucial in providing crucial insights into the motives and thought processes of the people involved in the crime. Her contributions to the investigation help detectives to identify key elements of the crime that might have gone unnoticed.

The show's production quality is high, and the cinematography is excellent. It uses re-enactments to help viewers visualize the scenes and brings a sense of immediacy to the documentary-style show. The use of background sound and music adds to the overall effect and helps to create a sense of intrigue and suspense.

Overall, Hear No Evil is a unique and fascinating show that is bound to capture the attention of true crime enthusiasts who are interested in the complex and challenging cases that present unique hearing-related challenges. The show's focus on sound analysis and forensic linguistics is particularly intriguing and sets it apart from other true crime shows. The well-executed production values and superb cast make for compelling viewing, and the show is a must-watch for anyone looking for a fresh spin on true-crime stories.

Hear No Evil is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on May 17, 2017.

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Dead and Deleted
6. Dead and Deleted
June 21, 2017
Police make a grim discovery while studying vital clues in the form of audio files captured by a murdered woman's husband.
The Sound of Terror
5. The Sound of Terror
June 14, 2017
Investigators track a counterfeiter to a storage unit where they find audio recordings of him torturing dozens of women; analyzing the tapes, they realize he may be one of the most depraved serial killers in history.
Ghost in the Machine
4. Ghost in the Machine
June 7, 2017
Police investigate the murder of a mother who was gunned down while next to her toddler, then they find a Dictaphone that leads them down a trail of intimate audio recordings to the possible identity of her killer.
Sex, Lies and Audiotapes
3. Sex, Lies and Audiotapes
May 31, 2017
A woman is accused of murdering a stranger, and she must clear her name by secretly recording a confession from the man who is allegedly framing her.
Death by Design
2. Death by Design
May 24, 2017
After a couple's fight ends in murder, a tape recording becomes evidence at trial, then more tapes are found, laying out a history of violence for the jury.
Whispers From the Dead
1. Whispers From the Dead
May 17, 2017
In Little Falls, Minn., a retiree's peace is shattered by a home break-in, culminating in a gruesome double homicide; investigators discover audio recordings of the killings, revealing what really happened and the killer's true motives.
Where to Watch Hear No Evil
Hear No Evil is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hear No Evil on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play, Apple TV, Investigation Discovery and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 17, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (99)