Well, it doesn’t seem like it’s normal hearing loss but in some form I have some hearing loss. It really sucks. I’ve known about hearing loss for a while but haven’t really paid attention to it until recently. Until I began studying it. Now I know too much for my good. I have to actually pay attention to the fact that I might go deaf if I’m not careful. In fact, history is against me in this case.

Just a few minutes ago, my GameCube was playing a disc that is on pause with my game Metroid Prime. Anywho, while I type here on the computer my left ear can hear the disc spinning at high speed very easily. I then turned my head and my right ear doesn’t hear the spining as well. I can hear something happening but not as much rotation happening as I can hear in my left ear.

Another test I put upon myself was to listen to a white noise generator. At normal levels, I can only hear up to about 10-11kHz in my right ear and about 13-15kHz in my left ear. The normal range of human hearing, well, at least at infancy the normal range of human hearing is 20Hz-20kHz. I don’t think I should be extremely but I should be conscious about listening to loud sounds.

The reason history is against me is because on both sides of my family, there are hearing aids and bad tinnitus. If you don’t know what tinnitus is, you’re lucky. Or you’re ignorant! Go find out here.

It’s interesting how I’m possibly going to enter into a world of music and the music industry and I’m getting less and less able to hear. Argh.

just checkin’ in to say “yo”. Still sick and don’t wanna go to school. It’d be nice to stay home all week and just relax to get over being sick. But life goes on. Hopefully I’ll feel well enough tomorrow.

Let’s see, what are big topics today?

war with Iraq

I don’t wanna go to war with Iraq. Not enough support from other countries. Thankfully Bush isn’t being too much of a loner with English and Spanish support, but it’s not enough. If we push the issue too much, we might have no support from France or China. No China support is bad. Especially with North Korea on the horizon.

Grammys

Norah Jones swept the Grammys with, what, 6 awards? 8 awards? I lost count and was just happy for her. She is amazing and congrats to great music finally getting acknowledged. Maybe soon enough I’ll be attending the ceremony and winning an award . . . HA! That would be the day.

Bioterrorism

Yeesh, enough already. If this happens soon, I’m gonna be pissed. I have a roadtrip to take this summer and I don’t want death to be the reason I can’t go.

Bush vs. Saddam

LOL HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHARiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight . . . Who would look more like an idiot during that?!

Enough of that.

After a nice, long lock-in last night, I come home to sleep a little. When I wake up, I feel like yuck. I don’t know if it’s a fever or cold or what, but it’s not fun. Blowing your nose a million times, not having the desire to do anything, and now I’m hungry and don’t wanna fix something. I think I might just go to the grocery to pick up a little food but that means I’d have to get dressed!

Is your mind playing tricks on you?