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Stuff Deaf People Were Surprised Made A Sound (Or Didn't)

To the uninitiated, the world is noisy as hell. There's all kinds of whirring and beeping and chirping. Often, deaf people are surprised to find that things make a sound. Then there are some things that deaf people don't expect to make a sound, like this kid who was shocked to learn that farts make a sound. When you think about it, it seems like the sun should make a sound, shouldn't it?

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    Text - CounterStreet 23.2k points 5 hours ago Obligatory not me, but my godfather/dad's life long best friend He was born with hearing but lost it before age 2 due to some health issues. Went his entire childhood deaf and in his 20s finally got a hearing aid. At the time, he and his wife were living in the downtown of a large city. Apparently he had it about 2 weeks before he threw it out, saying everything was too loud, he hated the noise and sound, that things were more peaceful without it. 15
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    Text - Golden_Moth 20.8k points 2 hours ago Seems like everyone is answering the reverse. My friend was got his hearing at age 6. He swears to this day that he thought flowers would make some sort of noise and that's what attracted bees.
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    Text - ducttapeforum 12.4k points 3 hours ago My girlfriend is not deaf, but she is hard of hearing which for her means that she can't hear high frequency sounds. She recently got hearing aids that amplify the frequencies she can't hear and was shocked to find out that birds and crickets chirp, to the point that she thought the birds were trying to attack her and was horrified that we were surrounded by "millions of bugs" when I explained what the crickets were
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    Text - Akira_Kurasawa 3.4k points 5 hours ago I swear I read somewhere that most people expect the sun to make noise but for the life of me, can't seem to remember where : Peppers_16 1.9k points 5 hours ago If teletubbies is to be believed, it makes the sound of a laughing baby
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    Text - TheGodfatherYT 1.5k points 4 hours ago I honestly thought the sun would make sounds...
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    Text - 2 hours ago . edited 1 5unflower5 785 points One of my close friends in high school has a younger sister who used to be deaf before she got cochlear implants We were watching a silent movie for film class, and her younger sister thought that all movies made noise. She ran out thinking she was deaf again.
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    Text - salty_snacky 10.3k points 3 hours ago I was born with TONS of fluid in my ears and only had very slight hearing at best. When I was six months old, I had a surgery that put tubes in my ears to drain the fluid. My mom says when I came home from surgery, I went to my toy box and shook every toy in it to see what sounds they made. Honestly, it wasn't that serious but did lead to some auditory processing issues and I had to see a speech therapist until I was 7. Crazy what a difference six mon
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    Text - bibbiddybobbidyboo 388 points 2 hours ago I can't remember what I expected to make noise but first time I had hearing aids, I found out scratching my skin, brushing my hair and opening the door made noises. I got freaked out by birds as well. Kitchens are really noisy. I remember trying to figure outa bizarre sound to described it was bubbling eater. Oh and when people smile, it makes a noise.
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    Text - stitchpuke 10.0k points 1 hour ago not me, my good friend who's hard of hearing told me about how before he got hearing aids, he thought that all fridges made a beeping sound (like an alarm) when you open them so the house knows when you're getting something turns out his mom just told him that to stop him from eating all their snacks
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    Text - d_rickards 298 points 2 hours ago My son got hearing aids just about 6 months ago, he had a mid-range hearing loss at about 50% total loss He was shocked at how much noise rain makes. He also was surprised to learn that when he rubs his hand across fabric, leather seats, clothes, etc... that it makes noise. Poor kid, he had to discover background noise at 12 and then go through the process of making it background noise. The biggest change for him was learning that people have different vo
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    Text - MaterialImportance 6.0k points. 4 hours ago Not personally but one of my friends basically said "How the FUCK do you people stand all this noise?"
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    Text - 1stTimeRedditter 139 points 2 hours ago Oh for once I actually have a relevant story for one one of these! I was born with impaired hearing but had an operation to fix it when I was very young. My dad loves to tell the story of me coming home for the first time with clear hearing. I get home, go to the bathroom to do my thing and flush. Except I had never heard a toilet flush before. I bolt out of there in tears screaming for my parents because I couldn't handle the shock that the toilet
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    Text - ResplendentShade 5.9k points 2 hours ago Not me, but when I was in high school a bunch of kids would meet in a nearby no-man's-land and smoke cigarettes before school started. I spent most of my mornings (loudly) talking to my almost-deaf friend. One day he showed up and said he had a new hearing aid. I didn't have to yell at him to get him to hear me anymore, yay! Few minutes later he asked what "that noise" was. I asked which noise, listening and hearing nothing out of the ordinary. "I
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    Text - bojanglesround2 3.6k points 3 hours ago Hmmm, again obligatory not me but my dad progressively went deafer as life went on and was almost 100% deaf by around age twenty. He got a cochlear implant when I was around seven years old, put them in, asked my mom "are the kids always this damn loud?" and proceeded to take the cochlear implant off so he didn't have to listen to my little brother and I yelling. Always thought that was funny
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