Why is Hearing Important?
We use our hearing to connect us with the world. To communicate with people and to have a sense of being in the world. Our hearing allows us to experience a baby’s giggle, the sound of the waves crashing on the beach and to feel the emotion of a musical masterpiece.
Hearing is a sense that doesn’t sleep. Our hearing also helps to keep us safe, alerting us to sounds such as alarms and even waking us when we hear an unfamiliar sound in the night. It helps tell us the location of a sound, whether it be the call of a loved one or the direction of traffic.