Imagine living your life in a soundless world.
The beep of the alarm goes unheard.
A friendly voice saying, “Hello, how are you?” does not quite go through.
A video online plays, resembling the popular silent films from back in the 1910s, except there is no text to explain what’s happening on screen. Education and wisdom carried by sound waves fly by undetected due to missing hair cells in the cochlea of the ear…