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4 awesome moments you can only hear in Australia

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Tourism Australia recently released a list the most awesome moments that can only be experienced in Australia, which makes us immediately want to go Down Under.

Featured on the list are beautiful locations and animals, but it got us thinking… how would these moments change if we couldn’t experience the sounds that go along with them?

We break down some of these awesome moments you can only have in Australia and the sounds that make them so amazing.

1. Sight-seeing with a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Sulphur-crested cockatoos are one of Australia’s most popular and iconic birds. The large, white cockatoos are known for their distinctive and raucous call, which end with a slight upward inflection.

Visiting the Sydney Opera House along the way to see one of the 1,500 annual performances is also an experience best enjoyed with all senses. The Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra all regularly preform at the venue. Those with hearing loss can benefit from one of the many accessibility services available at the Opera house, including captioning screens, AUSLAN Interpreted Performances, Surtitles, induction loops and assisted listening devices.

2. Surfing with kangaroos

Sand between your toes, the sound of waves crashing on the beach…. and the soft boings on kangaroos jumping across the shoreline. It doesn’t get much more “Aussie” than that.

3. Riding the waves with dolphins

It’s not uncommon for dolphins to join surfers on the waves, according to Tourism Australia. Dolphins each have a unique whistle, according to EverythingDolphin.com. “Utilizing their blowholes, air sacks and valves, dolphins can emit a very wide variety of sounds,” according to the website. “In fact, the frequency levels range 10 times beyond what humans can hear!”

4. Marry on the beach… with special guests 

Having a kangaroo crash a wedding party is about as Aussie as it gets, according to Tourism Australia. But being able to hear special guests and loved ones over the crashing of waves at a beach wedding is even more special. 

Read more: 5 ways to accommodate deaf and hard-of-hearing guests at a wedding  

What are your favorite sounds in Australia? Let us know in the comments! 

Hearing loss in Australia

Are you or a loved one missing out on the best sounds in Australia?
About one in six Australians have hearing loss, a projection that is expected to increase to one in four by 2050, according to the Australian Access Economics consultancy.
If you suspect yourself or a loved one has hearing loss, visit an audiologist near you. 
Author Details
The HearingLikeMe editorial team includes Jill Blocker von Bueren and Lisa Goldstein.