I've been thinking that the next time I make a visit to my audiologist (hopefully in the next month or so, but we'll have to see), I'll ask him about genetic testing. When I was a kid, in the early 90s, doctors said my loss was not genetic, but so many leaps and bounds have been done in this area of research. It wasn't until I started looking at other people's stories of their loss and what caused it that I realized the reason I have a hearing loss could very well be my genes.
I'd love to know what caused my hearing loss. Not for any particular reason, just to have the answers. To be told we have no idea when I asked why I was deaf as a kid was frustrating. Not only that, but if it is genetic, I'd like to know if there's the possibility my kids might have the same loss. Not that it would change my plans to have kids, but it's nice to know what might happen, and be prepared for it. Plus... I'm kind of a science geek and I think genetics is fascinating.
Have you had genetic testing to see why you have a hearing loss? If not, are you interested in it?