Neil and Helen Robinson aren’t like most married couples.
They’ve spent their entire 12 years of marriage without ever hearing the voice of their significant other. The happy couple were both born deaf and communicate through sign language and lip reading. After multiple attempts at using hearing aids, the Robinsons became the first couple to receive cochlear implants from the University of Southampton Audiology Implant Service.
This is the emotional moment that their cochlear implants were turned on for the first time:
I can’t even imagine how excited the Robinsons must be to begin exploring the world through sound. Share this story if it reminded you to never take your senses for granted.