Here's a new promotional video for Hearing Health Foundation.
On their website, they say a cure is possible within 10 years. You can read more about their hearing restoration project.
Here is my reaction (speaking for no one other than myself):
I have mixed feelings when I think about this possibility. I've been wearing hearing aids for less than 8 years. Another 10 years in the future seems like a long time away to me. I wonder what my hearing will be like then? What will my tinnitus be like? Both have changed recently with my hearing dropping and my tinnitus increasing. It's difficult to imagine having my hearing restored. What would it be like to no longer have to use coping mechanisms and strategies to get along in life? What would it mean for me to stop inhabiting my quiet world?
I think the video is cute in a twitter & tweets sort of way with its title "Chirp the News" and the dialog "happy, chirpy lifestyle". But this is a serious issue for me and the loneliness and sadness are quite painful. On the other hand, I'm glad that research is being done in this area and I want to support those efforts.
What do you think?