They say each day is a gift—and that gift includes a medley of sounds that stitch your day together, from birds chirping as you sip your morning coffee on the patio, to the serene sound of spring rain pattering on your umbrella. But how does hearing loss affect our ability to hear these sounds? And which sounds do those with hearing loss commonly miss? Read on to find out.
Wild birds have clearly stolen our hearts. Today, approximately 85 million Americans enjoy observing, photographing or feeding wild birds, according to USA Today. A growing number of these individuals identify their passion as “birding,” which is different from bird watching, in part because it involves more than just the sense of sight.