Hearing people have no clue!! I was exactly the same!!!
They assume that, if you bother to do surgery and all, it's because it will solve your "problem" (because of course, for any of us hearing people, to loose hearing suddenly would indeed be a problem - so we can't immediately understand that this is not true for everybody).
People need to be educated. I get pissed off too everytime people ask me about my son and why I don't get him a CI (which of course happens quite often), and when I say I'm not going to, they give that funny look at me and say "But... but... So.. you don't WANT him to hear??? Why???" Like it was ME making him deaf
Makes me want to say "If you want to know why
you'll have to ask upstairs, it was not my idea after all!"
Instead, I usually reply "I want him to be happy and self confident, and no surgery can give you this, nor hearing does". Then I usually try to explain briefly aaaaall of my reasons and my pov, and they usually end up saying "Oh, you know what, you're right"
Be patient, please. Think about hearing not wanting to repeat for deafies and how bad that is... Repeat, repeat, repeat. Hearing people CAN learn, well, at least most of them. They're only uninformed, if not misinformed.