It is common to study and understand how various illness and disorders result in negative consequences. However, positive experiences have been reported in a range of disabling conditions including multiple sclerosis, heart disease, physical and sensory disabilities, various forms of cancer and so on. In recent years there are many published reports on positive experiences related to hearing and balance disorders. This information on positive experiences can be used to change the attitude and may help the person affected learn to cope with the conditions. This talk aims to present a range of positive experiences reported by person with acquired hearing loss and their significant others. In addition, its implication to clinical practice will be discussed.