Hum the Monty Python tune if you know it...
I've been virtually SSD since the day of the MRI that detected my AN (the MRI was for the "mild to moderate" hearing loss I had prior). But in addition to adapting to the loss, there have been some gains:
1. When I sleep on my non-SSD side, NOTHING short of an earthquake wakes me up.
2. I'm going to save loads on home theater (Dolby 5.1? Heck, I don't even need Dolby 1.1)
3. You know how iPod/MP3/Walkman headphones always go on the fritz by losing one side?
4. Proper holiday meal seating strategy can avoid a lot of in-law annoyance.
5. My wife can no longer accuse me of selective hearing... EVEN WHEN I'M REALLY DOING IT!
Feel free to add your own.