It’s easy to take your senses for granted, and the sights, sounds, tastes, smell and feel of the world around you.
So when these deaf people regained their hearing, whether thanks to hearing aids, cochlear implants or other reasons, they couldn’t believe some of the sounds they heard.
We’ve collated the most fascinating, funny and endearing responses from this highly upvoted Reddit thread.
This Redditor got a bit of a surprise in the bathroom shortly after getting his hearing aids!Card
Sometimes, it’s the little things that make the difference – like a squeaky floorboard that you’ve never notcied before.Card
Ok, who doesn’t love the patter of the rain on the rooftop? It’s awesome that this Redditor gets to share in this enjoyment now that they have had their hearing restored.Card
This Redditor describes the tweeting of birds as the world’s music – we couldn’t agree more.Card
Ok, this one is a really godo point – it’s kinda weird that paper makes noise but boobs don’t, right?!Card
This Redditor was so confused by the sound of crickets that he was sure it was a rattlesnake – luckily, crickets aren’t half as dangerous (but just as noisy!)Card
This is heartwarming – the sounds of children’s voice and how unique people’s laughs are!Card
Sometimes, it’s the absence of sound from certain items that is most suprising – like lamps! I, for one, am quite glad they aren’t constantly making noise!Card
Getting hearing aids for their 18 month old son must have been a huge relief for this family – especially since he stopped the high pitched screaming.Card
The world is loud, as this Redditor found out suddenly in second grade!Card
Hey, dog barks are all different – yaps, yowls, howls, woofs and more! This Redditor was surprised to hear them, and described dog barking as being like shouting.Card
And finally, cats get their moment as well – you could easily assume that a purr is just the vibration if you didn’t know otherwise.Card