Our five senses, sight, touch, taste, smell, and hearing are amazing; they help us navigate through the world and allow us to enjoy and savour life - without them, we wouldn't have made it this far.

When one of our senses is damaged, other senses grow stronger to compensate, but for those of us who have lost some or part of a sensual function, these handicaps that can profoundly alter our lives and our perception. Hearing loss, also known as permanent threshold shift, is “a sudden…