What are your favourite holiday sounds?
Carols? The crinkle of gifts being unwrapped? The cry of a car horn as visiting relatives pull into the driveway? The sound of grace being said at the table?
It’s easy to take these sounds for granted. But for some, appreciating the sounds of Christmas isn’t so simple.
The Hearing Foundation of Canada quoted a Statistics Canada study that said more than one million adult Canadians have reported having a hearing-related disability. The article also quoted a report by the American Medical Association (NHANES 2005-2006 health survey) that said one in five teenagers, aged 12 to 19 years, has some degree of hearing loss.
It’s because of sobering statistics like these that we encourage people to come in for free hearing tests.
We want to make sure as many people as possible can stay connected to these joyful sounds.
One of our favourite holiday sounds is the giggle of happy children, which is why we support the 4Ears campaign. In support of the Hear the World Foundation, we will donate funds to provide hearing health care to children for every hearing test in the month of December.
Why? Because we think the sounds of the holiday season should be enjoyed by everyone. Just like Johnny Mathis in the video below.