Nothing like 120 decibels blasting in yuor ear in the middle of the night.

Wow, Val. We got more in common than I thought. My long story (repeated elsewhere on the boards before the last great deletion) was that I was diagnosed with a brain tumor when I was thirteen months old. After chemo and radiation, I’m all better but not withought a bunch of side effects. One of them was obvioslu hearing loss. My hearing has been stable lately so that’s good news.

Sorry for the babbling on and on, but I actually like talking about my medical history. Now that I’m old enough to understand it, I actually find it interesting.

Man, I’ve got the opposite problem. I’m such a heavy sleeper that nothing wakes me up, I always sleep through full volume alarms, and when people try to wake me up they tell me that I was awake and talking to them but I don’t remember any of it.