I've never really had that great desire to have children, and my maternal instinct is almost nonexistent. But more than that, I don't desire to pass along my hearing disability to a child that didn't ask for it. I remember how cruel children were to me growing up for being different and I do not wish it on any child, not to mention the sheer expense of hearing aids as they are not fully covered by most insurance plans on top of the expense of having children. (For comparison, the type of hearing aids that work are about $5000.00 for a pair). – Nyx
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