It just seemed such an exciting moment when Prisha put her rice and curry into the microwave and was waiting to hear the popping sounds ! Who would understand it more than us mums who have raised the hearing impaired kids trying to bring the softer and softe sounds into the ears of these kids. Just to have them notice softer sounds is such an exciting thing for us mums. I remember helping her notice mustard popping in oil as I waited to put in vegetables into it next. She would sit on my kitchen counter as a little girl and I would wait for her to react to soft sounds as she sat with eyes closed. The everyday sounds became so crucial and exciting and moments of victory felt when she reacted to them!
Help them listen to soft sounds each day as an exercise when they are little. Broaden their horizons and let them be aware of every sound. Let them notice and ask the source of sounds. That's the best way of conditioning them and raising their awareness.