- Nov 2, 2012
Pfffft. I have been listening to loud music for years, both in ear at gym and in my car. I still pass my aviation medical with near-perfect hearing.
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I'm not that uncomfortable with being deaf.
I've grown into it and sometimes use it to my advantage, but I'm very aware of how much I'm not noticing because of it. I once got knocked over by a car approaching from my right and I didn't hear it at all. I've also got a few losses in pitch and I struggle to hear some people speak because their voices fall into the pitch range that I struggle with. My loss of hearing was from German Measles while in the womb, so when I was born I had no hearing at all.
Eish that sucks man but glad you got some hearing after all.... How did it recover and at what age?
I lost my left ear to mumps when I was young was accompanied by lots of zinging, fortunately for me though my other ear has become ultra sensitive to sound so I appear normal and can sometimes even hear things others miss. The only time I ever battle is when trying to figure out the direction a sound came from I sometimes have to turn my head quickly in order to pin point the direction.