Hearing a child’s first word has been voted the most magical moment in life – ahead of the moment they were born, a study has found.
Hidden Hearing conducted a poll of 2,000 adults found the heart-warming family memory also beat getting married into the top spot.
But having a baby is only the third most magical moment in life, chosen by 46 per cent of British men and women.
Falling in love for the first time, getting your first pay packet and hearing your baby’s first cry also feature in the top 20.
The study was conducted by high street hearing specialist Hidden Hearing and revealed other top life milestones, including getting your first job, hearing someone you love say ‘I love you too’ and buying your first home.
While a woman’s most magical moment in life is having a baby, this was overtaken for men with getting married, buying your first home and passing your driving test.
Almost one in five men even named their football team winning a major trophy as a top moment, ahead of hearing a ‘yes’ when they propose to a partner.
Interestingly, the study found that eight in 10 Brits believe hearing is one of the key senses necessary to enjoy life’s most precious moments.
The study, carried out on behalf of Hidden Hearing revealed that over a quarter of Brits aged 45 and over are currently putting up with, or have previously put up with, a hearing issue - one respondent couldn’t hear her daughter recite her wedding vows because of her hearing problems.
Another missed a vital phone call due to not hearing the ringtone and lost an opportunity to purchase a dream house.
Hidden Hearing is supporting ‘The Campaign for Better Hearing’ to get everyone, especially those over the age of 55 in the UK, to have a regular hearing test to help stay on top of their health and ensure they enjoy life’s most magic moments. As part of their campaign, Hidden Hearing is offering up to five free pairs of hearing aids each month, one for every 1,000 free hearing tests they carry out to people who otherwise couldn’t afford them.
All you need to do is email: email@example.com and in the email, give your name, number, address and who you’d like to nominate with their name, telephone number and address. Please write a summary of why you would like to nominate that person for a free hearing test and potentially a free pair of hearing devices.
You can find out more about the Campaign for Better Hearing by visiting campaignforbetterhearing.co.uk
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