Fix for Hearing Loss

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.