Watch this highly emotional video of a deaf hearing impaired woman listening to sounds for the first time in her life. It is truly magically and may even bring a tear to your eyes.
Technology has certainly changed our lives. After having her cochlear implants switched on for the first time, Joanne Milne is filled with emotion.
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Did you feel emotional watching this deaf hearing impaired woman hear sounds for the first time?
Bonus facts about hearing
1. The ear’s malleus, incus and stapes (otherwise known as the hammer, anvil and stirrup) are the smallest
bones in the human body. All three together could fit together on a penny.
2. The inner ear is no larger than a pencil eraser in circumference.
3. Your sense of hearing is dependent upon tiny hairs deep inside your ear. If you lose these hairs, you lose your hearing.
4. You do not need to clean wax out of your ears unless you have an abnormal condition. Ears push excess wax out as needed.
5. The number one cause of hearing loss is exposure to excessively loud sounds (85 decibels or higher).
6. Sound travels at the speed of 1,130 feet per second, or 770 miles per hour.
7. Your hearing can be damaged permanently even after a single incident of exposure to extremely loud noise (shotgun blast, explosion, etc.).
8. Your ears never stop hearing, even when you sleep. Your brain just ignores incoming sounds.
9. Your ears are more than just necessary for hearing; they also help you keep your balance.
10. Not all living creatures hear with ears. Snakes use jawbones, fish respond to pressure changes, and male mosquitoes use antennae.
11. About 2-3 of every 1,000 children are hard of hearing or deaf
12. At age 65, one out of three people has a hearing loss.
13. Hearing loss is a major public health issue that is the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease.
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