Oh so reassuring to know that other implantees share with me the startling sounds never appreciated prior to cochlear implantation. I state this in full as to my followers who may need clarification. My upstairs neighbours are bewildered that I can suddenly hear them clopping around and they sound like horses galloping up down stairs and it proves that just because of deafness they do not need to modify their noisy habits. Is this a new challenge for implantees to raise awareness in that aspect?
Sara, whilst sitting at the dentists, hears this unknown noise and so asks her kids, “What’s that noise?!” Her daughter responded hesitatingly, “Drilling!”. She then realised just how thankful she was not being able to hear that and relatively came the question, “What other noises can we be thankful for not hearing?”
This prompted these answers as below, from fellow Tree House dwellers.
– People chewing.
– Knuckles cracking.
– My dog licking next to me.
– People weeing in the public cubicles and heavy breathing.
– My son enjoys not being woken by the rubbish / recycling lorry … or rather I do!
– In Austria right next to my parents house, tractor with snow plough! That scares the life out of me!
– Cats fighting, car alarms, sirens sometimes, children screaming … Blissful at times, very worrying at others.
– Squelching noises when prepping food.
– One that gets me every time is when people scrape their…
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