View Full Version : What would you do if you woke up completely deaf one day?

05-03-2009, 10:20 AM
I'd close my eyes and play pinball for a while. Aside from that lame reference, I would be destroyed. I can actually sign a little, as my school offers ASL 1 and 2, and my first year is wrapping up. Even with that small comfort I would go crazy. I figure the bright side would be that I could give my old CD's as presents for years to come.

05-03-2009, 10:38 AM

05-03-2009, 10:50 AM
I'd expend all my energy on getting into medical school and becoming an ear/hearing specialist so I could help develop a technology to completely restore hearing to the deaf through artificial means. I'd have to. Either that or I'd be driven insane by the silence and the lack of comforting sound that basically keeps me sane right now.

05-03-2009, 11:02 AM
i'd be okay, since i'm halfway fluent in ASL.
also, not to be a jerk, but deaf people don't necessarily want to hear. they have already developed their own language/culture and many of them don't see a problem with being deaf. they've accepted it.

i know what you mean about the music, though. then again, deaf people say that they can like music because they can feel the vibration. it sounds weird, but it sort of makes sense.

sorry for the seriousness :(

05-03-2009, 03:07 PM
aside from really really tall buildings and evil looking fungi, this is my worst fear. ever. i would probably fling myself off a really tall building while eating evil looking fungi if this happened.

05-03-2009, 03:50 PM
I would eat a blueberry muffin.

05-03-2009, 04:12 PM
I would eat a blueberry muffin.

I should have mentioned that in the original post, it's a given.

05-03-2009, 04:36 PM

05-03-2009, 05:21 PM
i would probably hit my ears because that's what i do when i hear ringing sounds.
i wish i was kidding. i'm WAY too young to have ringing in my ears. i don't even go to THAT many concerts. although the ones i do go to are pretty loud. like kevin barnes sounded like he inhaled helium and so did my friends at the most recent OM concert (at least part of it). i'm pretty sure there was no helium involved, except for bp.
anyway, after being stupid and hitting my ears, i would probably freak out and then go see a doctor.

05-03-2009, 06:17 PM
it makes me miserable to even think about this

05-03-2009, 06:17 PM
I'd buy a huge-ass Light Organ to replace the music in my life.
I'd also learn Spanish Sign Language then communicate through a guy who'd be fluent in English and Spanish, but know hardly any sign language.

05-03-2009, 06:22 PM

i would be curious to know if you can still "hear" the things you used to hear, through memories or what not. the way peoples voices sound, songs that you love, sounds you were subjected to often.

i wonder if you'd start to hear those things that you heard subconsciously in your day to day life but never realized you were hearing.

that being said, i have long maintained that i would off myself if that were ever to happen. i cannot imagine a world where you stop discovering music. that is not a world i would want to live in.

although, not listening to all of the annoyances in the world would be nice. but nice enough to make up for the fact that i'd never be able to listen to any music ever again?

i don't think so.

05-03-2009, 09:22 PM
I would become Beethoven.

05-03-2009, 09:58 PM
i would be curious to know if you can still "hear" the things you used to hear, through memories or what not. the way peoples voices sound, songs that you love, sounds you were subjected to often.

you'd probably find this podcast interesting:

05-04-2009, 02:44 AM
:D that would be really fun because then i could dub over every silent one's mouth with voices past. mostly captain cave man's.

05-04-2009, 02:33 PM
i'd become a recluse, devoting my life to silently fighting injustice and carving cheese sculptures in commemoration of the Bolshevik Rebellion. And probably eat a blueberry muffin.

05-04-2009, 05:45 PM
what kind of cheese?