Not prying, don't worry....
Yeah, I consider it at regular intervals... still not there yet though. I think I might get there as the technology improves.
It's not an identity thing for me, just a bottom-line/ efficiency thing. They're usually not very effective. Sometimes they are, and that's what I'm keeping an eye on. But what I see over and over again is that they provide sound
but not useful
sound. People know that a sound is being made but they can't tell if a bird or a train is making it. Or they know that someone is knocking on the door (useful) but they can't understand speech.
Meanwhile, I spent a couple of hours chatting with my (hearing) friend today with no problem.
It's too expensive, medically risky, invasive and labor-intensive (they require a lot of training once you get them) for me to get one unless I'm pretty confident that it'll improve my quality of life, and I'm not confident of that yet. (Again, they continue to improve, so I haven't closed any doors permanently.)