Monday, April 9, 2007

Worst case scenario?

So what's the worst case scenario for someone with sensitive hearing that wishes to be deaf? I'll tell you: Neighbours playing very loud music/tv at midnight that's just loud enough to hear slight fragments in my bedroom to keep me from falling asleep.

Not so bad? Well, this is at the end of a very long and BAD day for both being transsexual and transabled (in terms of impact on my life). This is the end of a four day weekend in the UK and I have work in the morning. I am very tired and need to be up at 7am (it's just past midnight now).

With luck I'll be able to buy earplugs tomorrow on the way to work to prevent this from impacting me again.


May said...

You don't need to wish to be deaf to find that annoying. Any noise which is just loud enough to hear, but not hear cleary prevents me from doing anything at all useful, including sleep. My brain latches onto it and tries to make sense of it.

Sean said...

I have a cow-orker who listens to music. Nobody can hear her music, but the way her speakers are pointed, they go in my direction and I can hear them. I hear the noise, but can't make it out as "music".

It's beyond annoying and I suspect doesn't help with the chrnoic headache.

I feel for you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marie, I think you're incredibly brave. I'd really like to talk to you about something but can't find a contact email. If you feel you could, please email me at and I'll fill you in. Thanks so much, kate x