Yeah, both glasses and contacts are prosthetics, no two ways about it.Warwise wrote:SCIENCE
As someone who grew up with auditory hypersensitivity (little things like people engaging in small talk nearby feel like screeching in my ear), I can kind of see that, but living without music? Without hearing the sounds of nature along a mountain path? Without ever once hearing Brian Blessed? No, thank you. Deafness is decidedly a disability, either way, as in it is the lack of an ability that comes standard on most humans and a lack of hearing is the result of a developmental screw-up or post natal damage to previously functional components.Xanatos wrote:Consider everything you've heard in life. Now consider just how much of it has been inane, distracting bullshit.
Hearing is overrated. If someone believes their deafness a valuable trait, then it is one.
It is worth noting, however, that I see the lack of a prehensile tail in Humans as a disability, as well, given that this comes standard in simiforms, except for the poor, disabled apes.