Originally Posted by Tousi
A couple years back on an online forum, there was a hearing guest who was way out in left field and that's putting it mildly, let me assure you. This hearing person was seeking ways he could make himself deaf and mute...long story short.
A while back I was looking for deaf email lists and message boards and came across a yahoo group called "deaf wannabes" I couldn't believe my eyes at first and joined just to see what the hell went on in that group. The stuff they talk about is how to fake hearing tests so that they can get hearing aids, different ways of destroying your hearing (perforating your ear drum, using those loud air horn things next to your head, etc) Often they complain "I can still hear some things and the tinnitus is driving me crazy". Idiots.
It was primarily gay men with hearing aid fetishes.
My curiosity was satisfied and I left the group.