Posted by Happy the Hog:
I know most people think this is cute and quirky, but let me tell you that having super-sensitive hearing can be a curse. Imagine what it must be like for someone like me to get a decent night's sleep when the slightest sound makes me jump? I hear neighbours getting home, raccoons stepping on twigs in the garden, distant sirens, domestic disputes behind closed doors and I'm forever thinking that someone's trying to break in to the house. Sometimes I can even hear rock concerts from all the way downtown - especially loud bands like Oasis. Lately, I've taken to sleeping with headphones on, replaying my favourite sitcom episodes just so I can shut the world out for 7 or 8 hours. Only trouble is that I wake up feeling like I slept all night on a pillow case full of old computer parts, usually with a bad kink in my neck. Woe is me I suppose. On the up side, I love eavesdropping on all the office gossip when people are whispering in their cubicles and think they're talking too quietly for anyone else to hear. Newsflash - I can still hear you.