Response to 16 Things Only Valley Girls Would Understand:
Ah the valley girl. Such a strange beast from my past to interact with considering I was a goth. Not a one would pay the least bit of attention in High School. Suddenly, in college I was some sort of prime attraction. Must be all that New Romantics music finally sank in or more likely Daddy issues ;)
Response to When Everyday Sound Becomes Torture:
Myself being the ‘too cool to wear earplugs’ while being the teenage to twenty-something rock star in a band, can fully appreciate how debilitating hearing conditions such as these can be. I have partial hearing and phantom pains in my right ear from not wearing any hearing protecting during practice/shows. If you’re young and think that it’s cool, and that ringing in your ears goes away after each show. I’m here to tell you that you’re dead wrong, like I was. You’ll be looking at a life full of, ‘can you please repeat that?’ and lip reading like I do. Protect your hearing. Once it’s gone, it doesn’t come back.