Close your eyes take a deep breath and listen. Can you hear the hum of the motor running water upwards? The rustle of drapes in the wind? The light cracklings of the television in the room nearby? Maybe even the crunching of gravel as a vehicle drives by or distant dogs barking. Now plug your ears and try again. Close your eyes and listen again. Do you notice the difference?
The average person does not realize how integral the senses are to their life. Not just as tools to help you through life but as a part of the experience of living itself. Most people take their ability to see, hear, touch, and sense for granted as they are the standard set by the majority. The world cannot be experienced to the fullest extent in the absence of any one of these gifts.
Hearing is the most vital of these senses. It enables not just basic communication but also learning how to communicate itself. Humans have developed society in such a manner that interaction within it is heavily reliant on speaking and listening. When you take the ability to hear out of one’s life, their avenues of communication get reduced drastically. The serenity of the ocean lies in its soft but consistent lul when the waves hit the beach. The beauty of rain lies in the sound that drowns the daily drone away. Such is the role of sound in our life and it is only accessible to the blessed who can hear it.