If there was a way to fix hearing loss, would I want it?
That’s actually a tough question for me. At times, I would say, “yes.” I want to hear things other people can hear. I want to hear things I have never heard before. I don’t want to worry about batteries dying at inopportune times or hearing aids getting broken and in need of immediate repair.
However, I am not sure I would be happy with normal hearing. I started wearing hearing aids at 12 years old. I am used to a quite world. I am used to turning off the world at anytime. I am not easily disturbed by loud noises when I am trying to sleep, because I can’t hear them.
If I had normal hearing, it would probably cause be to feel stressed and irritated. Maybe I would eventually get used to it. Maybe I would miss the days of being able to turn off all the noise in the world around me.
Honestly, I don’t know what I would decide if the option ever becomes available.